2017 World Day of Peace – “Nonviolence: A Style of Politics for Peace”

Escuela Guadalupe - Sagrado Corazón, Mexico


"On this occasion, I would like to reflect on nonviolence as a style of politics for peace. I ask God to help all of us to cultivate nonviolence in our most personal thoughts and values. May charity and nonviolence govern how we treat each other as individuals, within society and in international life. When victims of violence are able to resist the temptation to retaliate, they become the most credible promotors of nonviolent peacemaking. In the most local and ordinary situations and in the international order, may nonviolence become the hallmark of our decisions, our relationships and our actions, and indeed of political life in all its forms."   (Pope Francis)


Click here to read the full text of the Pope's Message
for the Celebration of the Fiftieth World Day of Peace

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