Pope Francis appeals for prayers for peace

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has asked for prayers for peace in a world in which war is everywhere.

Speaking on Sunday morning after the Angelus prayer, the Pope said that on Tuesday he will travel to the Umbrian town of Assisi to participate in the Day of Prayer for Peace.

“Today, more than ever, we need peace in this war which is everywhere in the world. Let us Pray for peace!” he said.   

Explaining that he is going to Assisi in the footsteps of Saint John Paul II who called for this International Day of Prayer for Peace thirty years ago, he invited all parishes, all ecclesial associations and individual believers across the world to participate in the event with their prayers.

“Following the example of Saint Francis of Assisi, a man of brotherhood and meekness, we are all called to offer a strong testimony to the world of our common commitment twoards peace and reconciliation between peoples” he said.

And he appealed to everyone to join in prayer on Tuesday: “may each of us take some time to pray for peace. The whole world united”.


(from Vatican Radio)

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