Pope’s Message for the World Day of Peace

Young people, do not yield to discouragement but continue to seek truth and justice


 In spite of problems, look to the future with hope, Pope Benedict XVI urges young people throughout the world in his message for the 45th World Day of Peace, which, in keeping with tradition, will be celebrated on 1 January.

Focusing on the theme, Educating Young People in Justice and Peace, the Holy Father reaffirms the importance of the family and of education in building genuine peace and cautions everyone to beware of relativism, which threatens the correct use of freedom.