100,000 Attend Vatican Peace Vigil for Syria

100,000 Attend Vatican Peace Vigil for Syria

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Vatican and St Peter's skyline - by Giampaolo Macorig-CC-FlickrOver 100,000 people gathered at St. Peter’s Square Saturday following Pope Francis’ call for a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria.

“Forgiveness, dialogue, reconciliation – these are the words of peace, in beloved Syria, in the Middle East, in all the world! Let us pray for reconciliation and peace,” the pope said, addressing the crowd during the four-hour vigil on Saturday evening.

(READ the story from the Christian Post)

Photo credit: Giampaolo Macorig – CC – Flickr

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