Challenge Grant: Our Boosters will match donations up to $45,000. We have $38,935 to go. Please donate!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Syrian Catholics organize nation for Pope’s day of prayer for peace

Catholic World News - September 02, 2013

All Catholic parishes in Syria are planning to join in the September 7 day of prayer for peace declared by Pope Francis, the leader of the Melkite Catholic Church reports.

Patriarch Gregory III Laham told the AsiaNews service that pilgrimages to Marian shrines are also planned, and the Melkite Catholic churches of Syria will remain open until midnight on Saturday, despite the threats of bombing. The Melkite leader welcomed the Pope’s “extraordinary gesture” and said that Melkites worldwide should join in the day of prayer.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

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!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($126,428 to go):
$150,000.00 $23,571.70
84% 16%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

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!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Synod: It's a Wrap! 3 hours ago
A chaotic synod? Not in its results 4 hours ago
Cardinal Kasper's unsubtle threat 10 hours ago
When Catholics are less Catholic than non-Catholics October 20
Cardinal Kasper's nose is growing again October 18

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Key synod report calls for 'gradualism' in Church response to irregular family situations CWN - October 13
As synod concludes, bishops issue message, approve document; Pope weighs in CWN - October 20
Cardinal Parolin: UN must protect innocents from Islamic State CWN - September 30
Synod of Bishops opens with Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica CWN - October 6