Day of Prayer and Fasting for Syria

imageAs you are aware, the Holy Father announced during the Angelus last Sunday a Day of Prayer & Fasting for peace in Syria, in the Middle East and throughout the whole world, next Saturday, 7th September. On that same day, the Pope will preside at a Prayer Vigil in St Peter’s Square from 19.00 hrs until midnight.

it is His Holiness’ fervent desire that the whole Church be united with him in the Day of Prayer & Fasting. Individual Bishops are invited to take the most appropriate initiatives, in order to promote the participation of the faithful throughout their Dioceses. As Pope Francis has already indicated, non-Catholics may also be involved in such initiatives with the possibility of joint-acts of prayer.