2019 begins with the World Day of Peace. In his message, Francis invites us to put politics at the service of peace: “Peace is similar to the hope of which the poet Charles Péguy speaks: it is like a fragile flower that seeks to bloom among the stones of violence. We know that the search for power at all costs leads to abuse and injustice. Politics is a fundamental vehicle for building citizenship and the works of man, but when, for those who exercise it, it is not experienced as a service to the human community, it can become an instrument of oppression, marginalization and even destruction. “Whoever wants to be first – says Jesus – must become last of all and servant of all” (Mk 9:35)”. In his last Christmas Message, the Pope launched a desire for fraternity valid for 2019: “Fraternity among the peoples of all nations and cultures. Fraternity between people with different ideas, but able to respect each other and listen to each other. Fraternity between people of different religions” because “God is a good Father and we are all brothers”.