1481541228836On January 1 Pope Francis said in his World Day of Peace reflection, “I pledge the assistance of the Church in every effort to build peace through active and creative nonviolence.” — The title of the Holy Father’s reflection is: “Nonviolence, A Style of Politics.” Tap on the picture to access the full text of Pope Francis’ thought provoking reflection.

The pope clearly was moved by the witness given by Catholic peace activists and theologians whose recent conference at the Vatican sparked a new Catholic Nonviolence Initiative of which the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns is a member.