Vatican City, July 31 - Pope Francis on Wednesday announced that the theme for the celebration of his first World Day of Peace will be "Fraternity, the Foundation and Pathway to Peace"

Bergoglio-Nathan-GMG-Brasile-2013Celebrated on January 1, the Day of Peace was the brainchild of Pope Paul VI and advocates for the end of world violence. "Fraternity, a gift and task that comes from God the Father, urges us to be in solidarity against inequality and poverty that undermine the social fabric, to take care of every person, especially the weakest and most defenceless, to love him or her as oneself, with the very heart of Jesus Christ," said a Vatican statement.




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