- Jan 22, 2020
Decrying the acts of religious violence that have taken place during the Christmas season, the president of the U.S. bishops declared: “Violence in the name of God is blasphemy.”
In an annual message for the World Day of Peace, which is celebrated on Jan. 1, the pope implied that violence toward humanity and violence toward the planet go hand in hand.
Pope Francis on New Year’s Day extolled Mary as the prototypical mother, saying “the human family is built upon mothers.”
Pope Francis in his message for the 2019 World Day of Peace outlined a new set of beatitudes for politicians to carry out their duties in the pursuit of peace, stressing the need for credibility, unity and a commitment to pursuing the common good.
On Nov. 11, many Canadian churches will ring their bells 100 times to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the war.
On Tuesday the Vatican announced the theme for next year’s World Day of Peace, which will focus on the political involvement of every person as both a duty, and an act of charity aimed at achieving peace.