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The Latin Catholic Patriarch of Jerusalem, who has called for today to be a global day of fasting and prayer for peace in the Holy Land, has offered to be exchanged for children being held hostage in Gaza by Hamas. Source: CNA.
Synod participants who have known war and conflict firsthand led the assembly of the Synod of Bishops yesterday by praying for peace between Israel and Palestine, throughout the Middle East and across the globe. Source: CNS.
An online prayer and reflection service will be held tomorrow, ahead of Saturday’s referendum on constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through an Indigenous Voice to Parliament. Source: NATSICC.
Insisting that there is “a need for more prayer, for conversion and an end to the conflict” in Ukraine, Pope Francis has invited Christians to dedicate October to praying for peace and reconciliation in the war-torn country. Source: Vatican News.
The Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum is this week holding a National Week of Prayer and Action to engage the Australian Catholic community in solidarity with people seeking asylum.
Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of September is for people living on the margins of society. Source: CNA.