The attached document is the full text of the Message of the Holy Father Francis for the 57th World Day of Peace, held on 1 January 2024.

The theme is 'Artificial Intelligence and Peace'.

At the beginning of the New Year, a time of grace which the Lord gives to each one of us, I would like to address God’s People, the various nations, heads of state and government, the leaders of the different religions and civil society, and all the men and women of our time, in order to offer my fervent good wishes for peace.

Read the Holy Father's Message

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