The monthly day of prayer was initiated as a result of the murder of two Jesuit priests in June 2022 and is part of the Catholic Church’s strategy to mitigate violence.
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The Vatican released a letter on May 20 that the Pope wrote to Bishop Alexis Mitsuru Shirahama of Hiroshima, assuring his prayers.
The Pope spoke hours after a truce between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza went into effect on Saturday night.
The agreement helped end the period known as The Troubles that saw sectarian violence between Protestant unionists, who wanted Northern Ireland to remain part of the United Kingdom, and Catholic nationalists, who wanted it to become part of the republic of Ireland.
On Twitter, the Diocese of Nuevo Laredo encouraged people to “pray for peace in our city.”
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The Holy Father also spoke of the holy witness of Sts. Peter and Paul at his June 29 Angelus.
Father Ivan Yavorskyy, a military chaplain for the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, accompanied 17 Ukrainian soldiers on the annual International Military Pilgrimage to Lourdes.