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‘Slaves no more’ will be theme for World Day of Peace

Catholic World News - August 21, 2014

Pope Francis has announced that the theme for the 48th World Day of peace will be “Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters.”

“Being children of God gives all human beings equal dignity as brothers and sisters,” the Holy See Press Office said in a statement. “Slavery deals a murderous blow to this fundamental fraternity, and so to peace as well.”

“Too many abominable forms of slavery persist in today’s world: human trafficking, trade in migrants and prostitutes, exploitation, slave labor, and the enslavement of women and children,” the press office added.

The World Day of Peace, established by Pope Paul VI, is celebrated each year on January 1. A papal message for the occasion is released several weeks earlier, with each year’s message taking a different approach to the question of peace. Last year, Pope Francis devoted his first message to “Fraternity, the Foundation and Pathway to Peace.”

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  • Posted by: bruno - Aug. 21, 2014 5:41 PM ET USA

    "Being children of God gives all human beings equal dignity as brothers and sisters..." What a contrast to ISIS selling women into slavery while killing men and children!

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