ASIA/HOLY LAND - The Bishops of Holy Land: let us pray and fast in every parish for peace in Syria

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Jerusalem ( Agenzia Fides) - The Assembly of Ordinary Catholics of Holy Land has expressed active support for the day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria for Saturday, September 7 proclaimed by Pope Francis. In a statement sent to Fides Agency, the body of Catholic bishops of Holy Land has expressed the hope that "every Ordinary in his diocese, eparchy or exarchate, every parish priest in his parish and his parishioners, every superior of religious Institutes, can organize the day in the most appropriate way", in the hope that "the echo of prayers that rise from our lips may cover the sound of war drum" (GV) (Agenzia Fides 03/09/2013)