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World Day of Peace

Refugees holding their belongings wait to enter a bus after their arrival at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece.

Refugees holding their belongings wait to enter a bus after their arrival at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece.

Pope's message for 2018 World Day of Peace is released

24/11/2017 10:37

Pope Francis’ message for the celebration of the 2018 World Day of Peace was released on Friday during a press conference at the Holy See Press Office.

 

A boy lights a candle at al-Zaytoun church in Old Damascus, Syria

A boy lights a candle at al-Zaytoun church in Old Damascus, Syria

Pax Christi welcomes Pope Francis' message on non-violence

02/01/2017 17:56

The global Catholic peace network Pax Christi International welcomes Pope Francis’ message for World Peace Day, calling on the Church to invest in non-violent ways of resolving wars and conflicts.

Pope Francis in St Peter's Basilica on New Year's Day, January 1st 2017

Pope Francis in St Peter's Basilica on New Year's Day, January 1st 2017

Non-violence at heart of Pope's plea for World Day of Peace

02/01/2017 13:22

In his message for the January 1st World Day of Peace, Pope Francis calls for a renewed culture of nonviolence to inform global politics today, saying military responses to conflicts only breed further violence.

Cardinal Pietro Parolin

Cardinal Pietro Parolin led the Holy See's delegation to the UN summit on migration and to the 71st session of the UN General Assembly

Card. Parolin: Religion has been hijacked as a pretext for violence

21/09/2016 16:14

The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, has reiterated Pope Francis’ view that it is not religion which fuels extremist violence, but rather “political interests” and “societal ills"

 

Pope Francis greets Patriarch Bartholomew I in Assisi during the World Day of Prayer for Peace.

Pope Francis greets Patriarch Bartholomew I in Assisi during the World Day of Prayer for Peace.

Patriarch Bartholomew I: "Cornerstones" needed to uphold Peace

20/09/2016 17:47

Among those participating in the Assisi Meeting of world religious leaders for the World Day of Prayer for Peace was Bartholomew I, the Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch.

 

Cardinal Edwin OBrien

Cardinal Edwin OBrien

Cardinal O'Brien: prayer-based dialogue key to peace

01/01/2016 13:11

One of the many Church leaders present for the Mass and Angelus in New Year’s Day was Cardinal Edwin O’Brien, Archbishop-emeritus of Baltimore, Maryland, in the United States, and the current Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem