World Day of Peace

“The world must be educated to love Peace, to build it up and defend it.”
Pope Paul VI, 1968

January 1 is the World Day of Peace!

Every year on January 1, the Holy Father marks the World Day of Peace with a special message inviting all people to reflect on the important work of building peace.

This year’s message is the latest in a long tradition of messages for this day that began with St. Paul VI in 1967, and continued with St. John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis.

Read 2020 Message HERE!

Pope Francis’ message for 2021 will be posted January 1st here on our website!