Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Pray for peace on 23 February

We invite all to consider using this resources to mark this day and pray for peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan,  as well as all areas of conflict in the world.
Pope Francis has called for a "special day of prayer and fasting for peace in the world" on Friday, 23 February 2018. The day of prayer is especially aimed at prayers for peace in the conflict-stricken nations of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan. Catholics and other Christians as well as followers of other religions and people of good are invited to join in this event.
“In the face of the tragic continuation of conflicts in different parts of the world, I invite all the faithful to a special day of prayer and fasting for peace on 23 February, the Friday of the first week of Lent,” Pope Francis announced. “We will offer it especially for the populations of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and of South Sudan."
“Our Heavenly Father always listens to his sons and daughters who cry to him in their pain and anguish,” the pope continued. “I make a heartfelt appeal so that we too listen to that cry and each of us, in our own conscience, ask ourselves before God, ‘What can I do for peace?’”
“Certainly,” he said, “we can pray, but not only that: Each one can concretely say NO to violence inasmuch as it depends on him or her. Because all the victories gained by violence are false victories; but to work for peace does good to us all!”

From: Pax Christi International 

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