“Peace cannot «be reduced solely to maintaining a balance of power between enemies; nor is it brought about by dictatorship» (Gaudium et Spes, 78). Peace must be built on justice, socio-economic development, freedom, respect for fundamental human rights, the participation of all in public affairs and the building of trust between peoples”. 

Pope Francis, Message to the Conference On The Humanitarian Impact Of Nuclear Weapons, 2014

In its activity of promoting justice and peace, the Dicastery undertakes to defend and promote the dignity and fundamental rights of human persons as well as their social, economic and political rights. It  cooperates with diocesan/eparchial Bishops, Episcopal Conferences and the hierarchical structures of the Eastern Churches in order to increase awareness of the need for peace, and for the commitment to justice and solidarity towards the weakest and most fragile in society. (PE, art.165-169).

16 June 2023

Church in Mexico mourns and prays for the victims of violence and the disappeared

26 May 2023

Catholic Bishops meet on Colombia-Ecuador border

11 May 2023

World Day of Migrants and Refugees Message 2023 published

03 May 2023

Colombia celebrates National Day for Reconciliation

27 April 2023

Bishops of Argentina launch a call for democracy and security in the country

19 April 2023

The bishops of Angola and São Tomé in support of migrants

30 March 2023

Joint Statement on the “Doctrine of Discovery”