MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE 52nd WORLD DAY OF PEACE - 1 JANUARY 2019

Good politics is at the service of peace
1. “Peace be to this house!”
In sending his disciples forth on mission, Jesus told them: “Whatever house you enter, first say,
‘Peace be to this house!’ And if a son of peace is there, your peace shall rest upon him; but if not,
it shall return to you” (Lk 10:5-6).
Bringing peace is central to the mission of Christ’s disciples. That peace is offered to all those men
and women who long for peace amid the tragedies and violence that mark human history.[1]The