Pope announces day of prayer, fasting for Congo and South Sudan

Posted February 5, 2018 9:30 am by Editor

Pope announces day of prayer, fasting for Congo and South Sudan

VATICAN – On Sunday Pope Francis announced that Friday the first full week of Lent would be a day of prayer and fasting for peace given the many ongoing conflicts throughout the world, particularly those in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan.“Facing the tragic continuation of conflicts in different parts of the world, I invite all the faithful to a special day of prayer and fasting for peace Feb. 23, the Friday of the first week of Lent,” the Pope said Feb. 4.He asked that the day be offered specifically for the people of the Democratic Republic

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