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’
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.
Here in 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 Dr. Alfred Adewale Martins as the Chief Celebrant, to be assisted by the Director of Social Communicators, Msgr. Gabriel Osu. Time is 10.am.
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.
All Catholics and media practitioners are enjoined to be part of this celebration of peace to usher in the New Year.