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Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace: Called to be Peacemakers.

 

RENATE members throughout the network in 27 European countries will be united in prayer on the 23 February, the Friday of the First Week of Lent, which has been designated by Pope Francis as a special Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace, in particular for the populations of the Democratic Republic of Congo and of South Sudan.
In his appeal for participation in this day, Pope Francis asked that … each one of us in his/her own conscience before God, ask ourselves: “What can I do for peace?” We certainly can pray, but not only: each one can say concretely “no” to violence in as much as it depends on him or her. Because the victories obtained with violence are false victories while working for peace does everyone good!’
We are all invited to participate in whatever ways we can.
Prepared by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications.