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23 February, 2018- designated day of prayer, fasting and initiatives for peace- Pope Francis.

 


Pope Francis has designated Friday, 23 February as a day when people of every Religion worldwide, might pray, fast and dedicate themselves to actionss which will help the marginalised, displaced and exploited in countries experiencing violence, particularly in the Democratic republic of the Congo and in South Sudan.
Speaking at his weekly blessing, Pope Francis’ words speak to those of us working against human trafficking and exploitation: ‘’Everyone in their own consciences, before God, should ask ‘what can I do for peace?…Surely, we can pray but not only: each one of us can say ‘no’ to violence in their own way, because victories obtained through violence are false victories, while working for peace benefits all.’’
For more: https://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCAKBN1FO0CH-OCATP
Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications.