EUROPE/ITALY - Twelve hours of continuous prayer for peace in the Holy Land

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Rome (Agenzia Fides) - There will be a number of youth groups in Italy and in several countries, including Jerusalem, that will spiritually join the young people from Rome who tomorrow, July 17 will gather in the Basilica of St. Anastasia al Palatino, for 12 hours of continuous prayer asking the Lord for the gift of peace in the Holy Land. The prayer vigil will begin at 6pm, with a Eucharistic celebration presided by the Rector of the Basilica, Father Alberto Pacini, and will continue hour after hour, until 6 in the morning. On Sunday, July 13, Pope Francis addressed "a heartfelt appeal to continue to pray for peace in the Holy Land, in the light of the tragic events of recent days", so youth associations engaged in the intercession for peace have welcomed this exhortation and invite all communities, groups and movements to join in this moment of silence, adoration and intercession. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 16/07/2014)