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World Day of Peace 2013   versione testuale

For the celebration of the 46th World Day of Peace on 1 January 2013, the Holy Father Benedict XVI has chosen the theme, Blessed are the peacemakers.
The news bulletin released by the Vatican Press Office says that the annual Message of the Pope, in the complexity of the present time, wants to encourage everyone to take responsibility with regard to peace-building and therefore offers an ethical reflection on some measures the world is taking to contain the financial and economic crisis, the educational crisis, the crisis of institutions and politics, which is also–in many cases–a worrying crisis of democracy.
The Message also look at the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council and Pope John XXIII’s encyclical, Pacem in Terris. Blessed Are the Peacemakers will be Pope Benedict XVI’s eighth message for the celebration of the World Day of Peace.
(Martedý 17 Luglio 2012)