Let us pray to the Lord for peace

Pope Francis: let us not forget our brothers and sisters who are suffering because of war

… let us not forget our brothers and sisters who are suffering because of war, in Ukraine, in Palestine and Israel, and in other conflict zones. As Christmas approaches, may the dedication to open paths of peace be strengthened.

I continue receiving very serious and sad news about Gaza. Unarmed civilians are targets for bombs and gunfire. And this has happened even within the parish complex of the Holy Family, where there are no terrorists, but families, children, people who are sick and have disabilities, sisters. A mother and her daughter, Mrs. Nahida Khalil Anton and her daughter Samar Kamal Anton, were killed, and other people were wounded by the shooters while they were going to the bathroom… The house of the Sisters of Mother Teresa was damaged, their generator was hit. Some are saying, “This is terrorism and war”. Yes, it is war, it is terrorism. That is why Scripture says that “God puts an end to war…the bow he breaks and the spear he snaps” (cf. Ps 46:9). Let us pray to the Lord for peace.

Pope Francis, Angelus 17.12.2023

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UMPP (One Minute for Peace), October 2023. 

Appeal of the Holy Father

Today too, dear brothers and sisters, our thoughts turn to Palestine and Israel. The number of victims is rising and the situation in Gaza is desperate. Please, let everything possible be done to avoid a humanitarian disaster.

The possible widening of the conflict is disturbing, while so many war fronts are already open in the world. May weapons fall silent! Let us heed the cry for peace of populations, of the people, of the children! Brothers and sisters, war does not solve any problem: it sows only death and destruction, foments hate and proliferates revenge. War cancels out the future. I urge believers to take just one side in this conflict: that of peace. But not with words — with prayer, with total dedication.

With this in mind, I have decided to call for a day of fasting and prayer, of penance, on Friday 27 October, to which I invite sisters and brothers of the various Christian denominations, those belonging to other religions and all those who have at heart the cause of peace in the world, to join in as they see fit. That evening, at 6 p.m., at Saint Peter’s, we will spend an hour of prayer, in a spirit of penance, to implore peace in our time, peace in this world. I ask all the particular Churches to participate by arranging similar activities involving the People of God.

General Audience, 18.10.2023

The Catholic Action around the world are committing to intensify the prayer for peace and invite everyone to join and participate in the many peace initiatives.

Lettera a tutta la Diocesi del Patriarca di Gerusalemme dei Latini
†Pierbattista Card. Pizzaballa
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(…) War is a defeat! Every war is a defeat! Let us pray that there be peace in Israel and in Palestine.vIn this month of October dedicated, in addition to the missions, to praying the Rosary, let us not tire of asking through Mary’s intercession for the gift peace in the many countries throughout the world marked by war and conflicts. And let us continue to remember the dear Ukraine, which suffers so much every day, which is so battered. Angelus 8.10.23

Each person, every day at 1 p.m. prays ONE MINUTE FOR PEACE with the Hail Mary

On Tuesday 17th October 2023 we join the Church in the Holy Land: day of prayer and fasting

Each continent proposes the prayer of the rosary, with country representatives, focusing on the many conflicts of the third world war in pieces, beginning with the Holy Land, Ukraine, …

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La guerra non sia uno status quo

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Pope Francis: let us not forget our brothers and sisters who are suffering because of war