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Pope appeals for prayers for peace on September 20

September 19, 2016

Following his September 18 Angelus address, Pope Francis asked the faithful to join him in praying for peace on September 20, as he travels to Assisi.

“I will go to Assisi for the prayer meeting for peace, 30 years since that historic encounter of St. John Paul II,” he said. “I invite parishes, church associations and individual believers around the world to live that day as a day of prayer for peace.”

Pope Francis added:

Today, more than ever, we need peace, in this war that is all over the world. We pray for peace! Following the example of St. Francis, man of brotherhood and meekness, we are all called to offer to the world a strong testimony of our common commitment to peace and reconciliation among peoples. So Tuesday, everyone united in prayer: everyone take some time, as one can do, to pray for peace. All over the world together.

 
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