Syria Day of Prayer

Syria day of prayerAs the conflict in Syria continues and intensifies, Pope Francis has called on the Catholic faithful worldwide, other Christians and all people of good will to pray and fast for peace in Syria, on Saturday 7th September.

He will be leading a prayer vigil from 7pm-11pm (6pm-10pm UK time) in St Peter’s Square. Speaking ahead of the traditional Angelus prayer last Sunday Pope Francis said:

“From the bottom of my heart, I would like to express my closeness in prayer and solidarity with all the victims of this conflict, with all those who suffer, especially children, and I invite you to keep alive the hope of peace.

 

I appeal to the international community to be more sensitive to this tragic situation and make every effort to help the beloved Syrian nation find a solution to a war that sows destruction and death.

CAFOD will be responding to this call from Pope Francis and we invite you to join with us and the whole Church in praying for peace this Saturday. Please click here to download a prayer suggested by Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

There are now two million Syrian refugees  in neighbouring countries – twice as many as there were in March and nearly ten times as many as this time last year. To find out more about how your generosity in response to CAFOD’s Syria appeal is now making a difference to those most in need visit our main website cafod.org.uk

Please join us in solidarity with the people of Syria to pray for peace, by downloading this prayer and encourage your family, friends and parish community to do the same.

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About Kieran O'Brien

As CAFOD Diocesan Manager for South Wales I cover the two dioceses of Cardiff and Menevia. I promote and support fundraising, education, campaigning and other CAFOD related initiatives in the area, encouraging as many people as possible to support our work around the world.

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