The official logo and motto for the Holy Fathers’ apostolic journey to Peru have been released. The visit will be January 18-21, 2018.
According to the Holy See Press Office, “United for Hope” (Unidos por la esperanza) is the official motto for the journey, signifying that the encounter will be “a great feast of hope to be received in unity”.
“Two outstretched hands under the motto and date of the visit evoke the colors of the Peruvian and Vatican flags: red and yellow, respectively. They form the shape of wings as a sign of prayer, praise, and joy for the arrival of Pope Francis in Peru. To the left, Pope Francis joyfully reaches out of a map of Peru in a sign of closeness to the country and of unity with it.”
This will be the third Papal visit to Peru. Pope St. John Paul II visited the nation in 1985 and 1988.