English Catholics observe day of prayer for Middle East, North Africa
Catholic World News - December 05, 2012
Catholics in England and Wales observed a day of prayer on December 4, the feast of St. John Damascene, for peace in the Middle East and North Africa.
“We’re obviously very conscious of the very fragile situation which is developing there at the moment,” said Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster. “Therefore we recognize the importance of our prayer.”
“Many people who spoke to us, including the Latin Patriarch [of Jerusalem], urged us to put prayer as a priority,” Archbishop Nichols added as he recalled a recent visit to the Holy Land. “The second priority they wanted was for us to continue to come in pilgrimage, particularly in support of the Christian and Catholic communities there.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our August expenses ($15,080 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!