Irish faithful invited to pray for Syrian peace
October 26, 2016
The Irish bishops have invited Catholics to pray for peace in Syria on October 31.
“Innocent men, women and children are paying the ultimate price in the continuing conflict raging in Syria, especially in Aleppo, where they are caught in the crossfire,” said Bishop William Crean of Cloyne. “I join with Pope Francis in urging governments to find a political solution to the war in Syria.”
The bishops have asked the faithful to pray at the same hour that Pope Francis, joined by Lutheran leaders, will be praying for the same intention during the papal visit to Sweden.
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- Bishops invite faithful to join Pope Francis in praying for people of Syria (Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference)
- Apostolic Journey of His Holiness Pope Francis to Sweden (Holy See)
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