The Diocese of Des Moines
Saturday prayer and fast for peace in Syria
September 3, 2013
Written By: Anne Marie Cox

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Bishop Richard Pates, chair of the USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace, issued a statement today encouraging Catholics to heed Pope Francis' call for Sept. 7 to be a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria.


They said: "As our nation's leaders contemplate military action, it is particularly appropriate and urgent that we in the United States embrace the Holy Father's call to pray and fast on September 7 for a peaceful end to the conflict in Syria and to violent conflicts everywhere. Pope Francis has exhorted the 'international community to make every effort to promtoe clear proposals for peace, .... a peace based on dialogue and negotation, for the good of the entire Syrian people.'"


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We all pray to syrian people and to all the world to stop war and it is time to let others know that it is time for peace and love. Thank you people of USA and pop francise
Posted By: mirna nassar - 9/3/2013 2:49 PM