Italian archdiocese holds prayer vigil for refugees, migrants who have died
CWN - July 18, 2013
Inspired by the visit of Pope Francis to Lampedusa, Catholics in Modena, Italy, organized a prayer vigil on July 18 for the migrants and refugees who have died trying to reach Europe.
The Archdiocese of Modena-Nonantola released a statement:
Welcoming Pope Francis' spirit of forgiveness and compassion, we invite all citizens of Modena, both natives to the city and immigrants, to a moment of prayer for the victims of the crossings of hope in the Mediterranean Sea, and the other routes that are taken by many people seeking refuge from war, persecution, discrimination and environmental disasters.
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 five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our March expenses ($27,157 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!