Friday, February 23, 2018

Fasting and praying for peace

Pope Francis has called for a special day of fasting and prayer for peace in Congo and South Sudan today.

After the Sunday Angelus on February 4 (2018), Pope Francis appealed for prayer and fasting on the first Friday of Lent for peace in the war-torn nations, in particular for the Democratic Republic of Congo and for South Sudan which are suffering conflict.  His Holiness invited all men and women regardless of their religious denomination to join this initiative.  This is the second time, the Pope asked for special prayer for the nations.  In November, he organized a prayer ceremony with them in the Vatican.

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