The Church begins every year with a World Peace message from the current Pope. Pax Christi has promoted this message to the Church in England and Wales since this began in 1968.
Peace Sunday 20 January - 2013
Celebrated in England & Wales on Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. The full message for 46th World Day of Peace can be downloaded here
"Blessed are the Peacemakers"
You can find archived Peace Sunday resources here
Podcast by Fr Rob Esdaile on meaning of peace and peacemaking
Text for two minute talk for Peace Sunday
Extracts of the Pope's message here
Liturgy booklet download here
Prayer for Peacemakers here
All materials may be reproduced with acknowledgement © Rob Esdaile for scripture reflections© Pax Christi for prayers and reflections.
Index of World Peace Day and other Peace messages
|Pope Benedict XVI's World Day of Peace Messages - Indexed||2006 - 2012|
|Pope John Paul II's World Day of Peace Messages - Indexed||1979 - 2005|
|Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace Messages - Indexed||1968 - 1978|
September 8, 1961
|Pope Benedict XV's Encyclical on Peace and Reconciliation||May 23, 1920|
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