Focolare Movement Joining Pope Francis’ Appeal for Peace

On September 7, the Focolare members will participate in the day of prayer for peace launched by Pope Francis. They will pray for peace in Syria, in the Middle East and in the whole world joining in the various forms of prayer in parishes, in communities, on the streets and in homes, in hundreds of cities worldwide.

Maria Voce expressed the feelings of the Movement:  “The two words that impose themselves at this extremely dramatic and dangerous moment are: total commitment to answer to Pope Francis’ appeal for prayer and fasting while expressing  gratitude to him for giving voice to the hearts of millions of people of all faiths from all over the world”.

These words convey a particular significance, given that she  was speaking from Amman, Jordan, where she is meeting with the Focolare communities in the Middle East and North Africa.  The members gathered there represent a mosaic of churches (Catholic, Coptic Orthodox, Greek-Orthodox and Greek-Catholics, Maronites, Armenians, Chaldeans, Syrian Orthodox and Syrian Catholics) together with a sizable number of Muslims from Algeria, Morocco, Turkey and Jordan.

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