Pope Francis' appeals for peace in Syria, the Middle East and the World

Pope Francis leads a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, in the entire Middle East region, and throughout the whole world on Saturday, 7 September 2013. The Pope made the announcement during the course of remarks ahead of the traditional Angelus prayer on Sunday, 1 September.

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Let Us Pray

O God of peace, who are peace itself and whom a spirit of discord cannot grasp, nor a violent mind receive, grant that those who are one in heart may perseve...Read more


Pope's G20 Letter

Pope Francis has written a letter to President Vladimir Putin of Russia as he prepares to host this year's G20 summit in St. Petersburg: "It is regrettable t...Read more

Archbishop Nichols

CBCEW President

The President of the Bishops' Conference, Archbishop Vincent Nichols, has asked 'people of every faith' to take up Pope Francis' call for a day of prayer and...Read more


Grand Mufti of Syria

In St. Peter's Square or in the great Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, the Grand Mufti of Syria, Ahmad Badreddin Hassou, spiritual leader of Sunni Islam, welcomes...Read more

MENA Consultant

Syria Article

The Bishops' Middle East North Africa (MENA) consultant, Dr Harry Hagopian, recently published an in-depth article on the increasing tension in Syria after U...Read more


England and Wales

In December 2012, Archbishop Vincent Nichols, president of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, and Bishop Declan Lang, chair of the international a...Read more