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Pope: Have courage, hope in 2017

Thursday, January 5, 2017 10:45
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By Carol Glatz | Catholic News Service

Pope Francis greeted people in St. Peter’s Square after leading vespers on New Year’s Eve at the Vatican Dec. 31.

VATICAN CITY — Whether the new year will be good or not depends on us choosing to do good each day, Pope Francis said.

“That is how one builds peace, saying 'no' to hatred and violence — with action — and 'yes' to fraternity and reconciliation,” he said Jan. 1, which the Church marks as the feast of Mary, Mother of God and as World Peace Day.

Speaking to the some 50,000 pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square for the first noon Angelus of 2017, the pope referred to his peace day message in which he asked people to adopt the “style” of nonviolence for building a politics for peace.

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