World Day of Peace 2015

The theme for this year is “NO LONGER SLAVES, BUT BROTHERS AND SISTERS”  In his Message, Pope Francis speaks about the various forms of slavery that exist in our modern world – child labor, unjust working conditions, human trafficking, prostitution and the trafficking of drugs.    The Holy Father states:

 

 

“We know that God will ask each of us: What did you do for your brother? (cf. Gen 4:9-10). The globalization of indifference, which today burdens the lives of so many of our brothers and sisters, requires all of us to forge a new worldwide solidarity and fraternity capable of giving them new hope and helping them to advance with courage amid the problems of our time and the new horizons which they disclose and which God places in our hands.”

 

 

The full text of the Pope’s message can be read here.  (español)