Pope Francis used his New Yearâ€™s Day address to highlight the struggles of migrants and refugees, calling upon global leaders to offer more assistance in 2018. January 1 has been designated as World Peace Day by the Catholic Church.
â€œPlease do not extinguish the hope in their hearts; we do not suffocate their peace expectations! It is important that everyone, civil institutions, educational, welfare and ecclesial realities are committed to ensuring refugees, migrants and everyone a future of peace,â€ the Pope said. (ðŸ“·: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images)