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World peace day, January 1, 2018

The 2018 World Day of Peace as declared by Pope Francis is scheduled to hold on New Year Day, January 1, 2018 with the theme: ‘Migrants and Refugees: Men and Women in search of Peace’.

Pope Francis salutes The World Peace Day is set aside annually by the Holy See to spread the gospel of peaceful co-existence amongst peoples of the world. At the Archdiocese of Lagos, the event will kick off with a Holy Mass at the Holy Cross Cathedral with the Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins as the Chief Celebrant, to be assisted by the Director of Social Communicators, Msgr. Gabriel Osu. Time is 9.00 a.m.

The event will also witness the full participation of members of Catholic Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria (CAMPAN), Papal Knights/Medalists, top government functionaries and members of the diplomatic corps. The occasion will also afford an opportunity for the reading of the Pope’s New Year message, while the Archbishop of Lagos will also brief the media on his State of the Nation address.