Pope Francis appeals for ‘One Minute for Peace’ initiative

Pope Francis appeals for ‘One Minute for Peace’ initiative

Pope Francis has appealed for prayers and international participation in the “One Minute for Peace” initiative to be held Thursday, 8 June, at 1:00 PM Rome/[and South African] time. He said the initiative represents “a short moment of prayer on the recurrence of the meeting in the Vatican between me, the late Israeli President Peres, and the Palestinian President Abbas”.

Their encounter took place in the Vatican Gardens on 8 June 2014, during which the three men prayed together for peace. The Holy Father said, “In our days, there is a great need to pray – Christians, Jews, and Muslims – for peace.” His appeal came at the conclusion of his Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter’s Square.

Please join us in the Church tomorrow at 1pm where we shall continue to pray for Peace in the Middle East and around the world.

Top