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Tuesday, 05 January 2016 15:04

Overcome indifference to win peace, said Pope

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peace posterPope Francis' message for the 2016 World Day of Peace, marked annually on the 1st of January, emphasised that peace is the fruit of a culture of solidarity, mercy and compassion.

The theme of the message is “Overcome indifference and win peace.” In the message, dated 8 Dec 2015, the Pope acknowledged the various forms of war, terrorism, and persecution present in today’s world, but said there is reason to hope. He cited several events over the course of the year 2015, including the various initiatives confronting climate change, the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, and the Jubilee of Mercy.

Read more from the Vatican Radio website. http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2015/12/15/overcome_indifference_and_win_peace_2016_peace_day_message/1194515

Read the full text of the Pope's message for the World Day of Peace here.
http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/messages/peace/documents/papa-francesco_20151208_messaggio-xlix-giornata-mondiale-pace-2016.html