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Westminster Cathedral

Catholic Primary School

Founded by
The Jesuit Fathers circa 1849

Peace Sunday

This Sunday Holy Apostles will be celebrating PEACE SUNDAY. At Church this weekend you will see the art work of the pupils from our school. The silhouette of the person holding a loudspeaker is to reflect this year’s theme: Good Politics serves Peace.

In his 2019 World Peace Day message, which has the theme “Good politics serves peace”, Pope Francis invites us to begin our New Year with a concern for the future of life and the planet, of the youngest and the weakest. Internationally thousands are displaced and suffer as a result of war, yet the global arms trade continues unabated and people profit from war. We hear of flashpoints of potential and real violence: Russia, Ukraine, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gaza… situations often brought about because of bad politics." Towards the end of his message Pope Francis says: Good politics is at the service of peace. It respects and promotes fundamental human rights, which are at the same time mutual obligations, enabling a bond of trust and gratitude to be forged between present and future generations. Today more than ever, our societies need “artisans of peace” who can be messengers and authentic witnesses of God the Father, who wills the good and the happiness of the human family.