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World Day of Peace - 1st January 2011 - Message of Pope Benedict XVII

This year the theme of the Pope's address on the occasion of the World Day of Peace is "Religious Freedom, the Path to Peace".

This is a timely topic for our reflection especially when the world is being so continually scarred by horrific acts of terrorism in the name of various religions.  It is sad to think that as we begin 2011 over twenty Christians were killed by a bomb in Egypt as they gathered to pray for God's blessing during the new year.

The following is a link to the full text of the Pope's message:

Happy New Year

Article posted on 1st of January 2011

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