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Pray for peace

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  • September 04 2013
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Pope Francis calls for prayer and fasting, schedules prayer vigil

In the wake of the ongoing devastating violence in Syria, Pope Francis made an urgent and adamant plea for peace Sept. 1. The pope called for a day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria, the Mideast Region and the entire world on Saturday, Sept. 7. People will gather in St. Peter's Square from 7 to 11 p.m. (1 to 5 p.m. EDT), and the pope invited local churches to do the same. The Vatican event will include the rosary, Eucharistic adoration, Scripture readings and a blessing and remarks from Pope Francis. Read more here ...

Resources on peace: Pray for peace with Pope Francis this Saturday | Pope: Angelus appeal for peace (full text) | Pope to lead Vatican prayer vigil for peace in Syria | Pope John Paul II message of peace | Mary's peace plan | United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Joins Pope Francis' Call for Day of Fasting and Prayer for Peace in Syria

Resources for prayer and fasting: Prayers for Hope and Comfort | Pray the Rosary | Meaning of fasting | Fasting yields multitude of fruits


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