Pope Francis' 2017 World Day of Peace Message
"Non-Violence: a Style of Politics for Peace" is the title of the message of Pope Francis for the 2017 World Day of Peace. The World Peace Day, initiated by Paul VI, is celebrated each year on the first day of January. This year marks the 50th World Day of Peace Message. In his 2017 World Day of Peace Message, Pope Francis urges us to practice active non-violence and to work to prevent conflict by addressing its causes, building relationships, and facilitating healing and reconciliation. Read the 2017 World Day of Peace Message from Pope Francis and visit the special USCCB webpage designed to promulgate the Holy Father’s message, with summary resources available in English and Spanish.