On the first day of every year from 1979 to 2004 the late Pope John Paul II released an inspiring message for peace to mark World Peace Day. Speaking on topics as varied as Dialogue Between Cultures for a Civilisation of Love and Peace, Development and Solidarity: Two Keys to Peace and Respect for Human Rights: The Secret of True Peace these messages were always pertinent, topical and full of hope for the future.
This book, compiled and with an introduction by Rev. Brendan Leahy, reminds us that peace is something that all humankind should strive for and encourages us to overcome evil with good. A profound and thought-provoking legacy from the late pontiff.