World Day of Peace Message 2006

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The Holy Father delivers a message on New Year’s Day each year for the World Day of Peace. This tradition was begun by Pope Paul VI in 1968. His intention was to deliver a message that would be a source of hope for Christians and all people of the world. 2006 is the occasion of Pope Benedict XVI’s first World Day of Peace message. The theme he chose is In Truth, Peace.

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World Day of Peace Message 2005

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“Do not be Overcome by Evil but Overcome Evil with Good”

Pope John Paul II has called on the leaders of nations, the faithful and all people of good will to preserve peace, work for justice and kindle charity.

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The Detention of Australian Citizens at Guantanamo Bay

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Two Australian citizens, David Hicks and Mamdouh Habib are currently being held by the government of the United States of America at “Camp Delta” at the US military base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

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Australia & United States Free Trade Agreement

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The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council sees trade as essential for development of countries and acknowledges the positive effects of globalisation. However, the economy cannot be taken as the ultimate determinant of human life.  The challenge is to ensure that the human person remains the centre and the beneficiary of all aspects of globalisation and trade. 

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40th Anniversary of Pacem in Terris

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On April 11 1963, Pope John XXIII released the encyclical Pacem in Terris, Peace on Earth.  The 40th anniversary of Pacem in Terris provides us with the opportunity to remember, celebrate and reflect on this document which still contributes to the Church’s understanding of peace.

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