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Vatican encourages one-minute prayer for peace on June 8

June 07, 2016

The Vatican has issued an appeal for "all men and women of good will to stop for a minute at 1 pm on June 8-- at the workplace, in the street, at home-- to pray for peace."

The worldwide minute of prayer marks the 2nd anniversary of a meeting at which Pope Francis joined with Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian leader Abu Mazen in prayer for peace in the Middle East. 


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  • Posted by: james-w-anderson8230 - Jun. 08, 2016 1:53 PM ET USA

    Unfortunately the word doesn't seem to have gotten out. Not a word was said at Mass on Sunday, or Monday, or today and I just read this a few minutes before 2:00. Better late than never.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Jun. 08, 2016 1:46 PM ET USA

    I first saw this appeal sixteen minutes to 1 on June 8. This is why the Vatican needs a total revamp of communications.