Mercy's hope for the year ahead - sustainable development for all

7 February 2017 | General Interest

Charting a course for a new year is never easy, especially for one that abounds in social inequalities and political uncertainties. What will our world look like now that Donald Trump is US president? Where will our country head, with Prime Minister Bill English at the helm? In his message for World Day of Peace, celebrated on January 1 for the 50th year in succession, Pope Francis has helped to provide a sense of direction for us all, offering the Beatitudes of Jesus as a ‘manual for peace-making’ in a global context
he describes as ‘a horrifying world war being fought piecemeal.’

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