People of all faiths to join day of prayer and fasting for peace
The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue is urging members of all different religious traditions to support Pope Francis’ call for a day of prayer and fasting for peace on February 23rd.
By Philippa Hitchen
Speaking at the recitation of the Angelus prayer last Sunday, the Pope invited all women and men of goodwill to join him in praying for an end to violence and conflict, especially in South Sudan and in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Addressing the crowds gathered in St Peter’s Square, the Pope said: “Faced with the tragic protracted situations of conflict in different parts of the world, I invite all the faithful to take part in a special Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace”.