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Italian archdiocese holds prayer vigil for refugees, migrants who have died

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.


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