World Day of Peace
World Day of Peace is observed on January 1 since 1968. It is a feast day of the Roman Catholic Church dedicated to universal peace.
What is the History of World Day of Peace?
In 1968 Pope Paul VI issued a Message of Peace for January 1st, which he declared to be the “The Day of Peace.” He and every Pope since have continued the custom, and publish a message every year.
Themes of World Day of Peace (WDP) :
|50th WDP 2017||Nonviolence: a Style of Politics for Peace|
|49th WDP 2016||Overcome Indifference and Win Peace|
|48th WDP 2015||No longer slaves, but brothers and sisters|
|47th WDP 2014||Fraternity, the Foundation and Pathway to Peace|
Who is the Current Pope?
- Pope Francis is the 266th and current Pope of the Catholic Church.
- He chose Francis as his papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi.
- His birth name was Jorge Mario Bergoglio.
- He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- He worked briefly as a chemical technologist and nightclub bouncer before beginning seminary studies.
Is International Day of Peace and World Day of Peace are same?
No. International Day of Peace is different from World Day of Peace. International Day of Peace is observed on September 21. The Day was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. Twenty years later, in 2001, the UNGA unanimously voted to designate the Day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire.
Is there any other day observed on January 1?
YES. Global Family Day is also observed on January 1.
How to remember Global Family Day & World Day of Peace?
In order to lead a healthy and happy life, the FIRST thing we need is PEACE in FAMILY. January 1st is the FIRST day of the year. So Global Family Day and World Day of Peace comes on January FIRST.
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