This past Sunday, Pope Francis has called on all people of good will to unite in prayer and fasting for peace in the Middle East. He renewed his appeal for peace today, saying:
This coming Saturday we will live together a special day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, the Middle East, and throughout the world. I renew the invitation to the whole Church to live this day intensely, and even now I express gratitude to the other Christian brethren, to the brethren of other religions and to the men and women of good will who desire to join in this initiative, in places and ways of their own. I especially urge the Roman faithful and pilgrims to participate in the prayer vigil here in St. Peter’s Square at 19:00, in order to ask the Lord for the great gift of peace. May a powerful cry for peace go up from every land!
May Our Lady of Peace pray for us and the world!