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World Day of Peace

Pope Paul VI instituted the World Day of Peace in 1968. It is celebrated each year on 1 January and the Pope issues a special World Day of Peace Message for the occasion.

The theme for the World Day of Peace Message 2020 is Peace as a Journey of Hope: Dialogue, Reconciliation and Ecological Conversion. The full text of the Message is available here.  Download our Discussion Guide here.

You can find Pope Francis’ World Day of Peace Messages here.