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Pope Francis calls for day of prayer and fasting for Syria

September 6th, 2013, Promulgated by benanderson

Pope Francis: renewed appeal for peace

Pope Francis renewed his appeal for peace in Syria and throughout the world on Wednesday, once again inviting Christians of every denomination, believers of every religious tradition and all people of good will to take part in the worldwide fast and vigil of prayer and penance for peace, which he has called for September 7th, the vigil of the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady, whom we venerate as Queen of Peace. First announced at the Sunday Angelus at the start of the week, many local Churches have already organized their own initiatives to mark the day. The Holy Father especially urged the faithful of Rome and pilgrims to the city to participate in the prayer vigil to be held in St. Peter’s Square starting at 7 PM Rome Time and continuing until midnight. The Holy Father concluded, “May a powerful cry for peace go up from every land!”

We received this email from STA (you can download a flyer here):

Pope Francis has asked that this Saturday, September 7th, be a day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria, the Middle East, and throughout the world. The Adoration Chapel at St. Thomas the Apostle will be open from noon until 8 p.m. Please stop by if you get a chance. Spread the word to your family and friends.

Amy Kotlarz from the Catholic Courier has assembled a list of parish happenings as well:
Local parishes to host prayer for peace events Sept. 6-7

If you know of others, please post them in the comments.


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