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

“What can I do for peace?”

Friday, 23 February, the Friday of the First Week of Lent, 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.

The Holy Father has invited everyone to participate in whatever ways we can.

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!'” 

You may read the Vatican News report by clicking here.