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Pope renews call call to prayer for peace

September 18, 2013

Pope Francis renewed his appeal to the faithful to pray for peace, during his regular weekly audience on September 18.

“I invite all Catholics throughout the world to unite with other Christians to continue to implore God for peace in the most afflicted parts of our planet,” the Pope said. He observed that September 21 has been designated by the UN as the International Day of Peace.

The Pope urged prayers for international leaders, that they may be “committed to encouraging efforts for a diplomatic and political solution in the seedbeds of war that remain a cause for concern.”

“My thoughts turn especially to the dear Syrian population, whose human tragedy may be resolved only through dialogue and negotiation,” the Pope concluded, urging prayers in particular for the innocent who suffer from the ravages of war.


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