Pope Appeals for One Minute of Peace Today

Pope Francis has appealed for prayers and international participation at 1pm Rome time (12noon BST) today, Thursday 8th June.

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.”

 

From Justice and Peace Scotland website. Click here for original article.