World Day of Peace Message 2021
Theme: 'The culture of care as a path to peace'
In his message for the 54th World Day of Peace, celebrated 1 January, Pope Francis appeals to the international community and every individual to foster a 'culture of care' by advancing on the 'path of fraternity, justice and peace between individuals, communities, peoples and nations'. (1)
The Pope stressed in his message that 'A culture of care [is] a way to combat the culture of indifference, waste and confrontation so prevalent in our time', concluding his appeal with the request that we may all 'work together to advance towards a new horizon of love and peace, of fraternity and solidarity, of mutual support and acceptance. May we never yield to the temptation to disregard others, especially those in greatest need, and to look the other way; instead, may we strive daily, in concrete and practical ways, “to form a community composed of brothers and sisters who accept and care for one another”'