In the course of his message for World Peace Day 2020 Pope Francis said:
“Fear is frequently a source of conflict. So it is important to overcome our human fears and acknowledge that we are needy children in the eyes of the One who loves us and awaits us, like the father of the prodigal son (cf. Lk 15:11-24). The culture of fraternal encounter shatters the culture of conflict. It makes of every encounter a possibility and a gift of God’s generous love. It leads us beyond the limits of our narrow horizons and constantly encourages us to a live in a spirit of universal fraternity, as children of the one heavenly Father.”
The Dublin Mass for Peace was celebrated in the Church of St Therese Mount Merrion Dublin by Most Rev’d Diarmuid Martin, Primate of Ireland.