On the 53rd World Day of Peace, Jan. 1, 2020, Pope Francis has issued a message titled “Peace as a Journey of Hope: Dialogue, Reconciliation and Ecological Conversion.” The pope calls peace a journey of listening based on memory, solidarity and fraternity. He describes it as a journey of reconciliation in fraternal communion and a journey of ecological conversion.
The Holy Father writes, “May the God of peace bless us and come to our aid. May Mary, Mother of the Prince of Peace and Mother of all the peoples of the earth, accompany and sustain us at every step of our journey of reconciliation. And may all men and women who come into this world experience a life of peace and develop fully the promise of life and love dwelling in their heart.”