Results from Tag: 'prayers for peace'

Pope Francis waves to more than 20,000 faithful at St. Peter's Square on Nov. 12.

Pope Francis: Cultivate the ‘Inner Life’ Rather Than Appearance and Image

Contemplation is necessary for a healthy spiritual life, the Holy Father said. ‘Make room for silence.’ He also prayed for those suffering amid war: ‘Every human being, whether Christian, Jewish, Muslim, of any people and religion, every human being is sacred, precious in the eyes of God, and has the right to live in peace.’

Pope Francis addresses nearly 20,000 faithful at his Sunday Angelus address on Oct. 29.

Pope at Angelus: By Loving Others, ‘We Reflect the Father’s Love Like Mirrors’

On Sunday, Francis expressed that the love of God and the love of neighbor are inextricably bound together. He also thanked the faithful for observing the international day of prayer and fasting on Friday, while he implored for the release of hostages held by Hamas and humanitarian aid in Gaza; he also remembered war-ravaged Ukraine and those impacted by Hurricane Otis in Mexico.

Faithful gather in front of the Vatican's Basilica of St. Mary Mayor in Rome, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023, to lead a prayer for peace in the Middle East. A prayer vigil will take place at 6 p.m. in St. Peter’s Square on Oct. 27, where the faithful will join the Pope to participate in ‘an hour of prayer in a spirit of penance to implore peace in our time, peace in this world.’

Prayer and Fasting

EDITORIAL: Just as European Christians prayed the Rosary and fasted to be freed from the repressive Ottoman Empire, we need to employ the same strategy for peace in the Middle East and elsewhere.