Friday, July 21, 2006

A Worldwide Day of Prayers For Peace
In The Middle East

With the war between Israel and Hizbollah continuing to destroy the lives of innocent civilians from both sides, the Pope has called for a worldwide day of prayers for peace in the Middle East. The Associated Press reports:

LES COMBES, Italy -- Pope Benedict XVI said Friday that he does not plan to intervene diplomatically in the Middle East fighting, but called on people of all religions to join Sunday's worldwide day of prayers for peace.

"I think it is best to leave that to the diplomats, because we don't enter politics. But we do everything for peace. Our goal is simply peace, and we will do everything to help attain peace," Benedict told reporters as he returned from an hour-long hike in the Italian Alps.

The pope has set aside Sunday as a worldwide day of prayers for peace, hoping the prayers will bring a halt to the fighting.

Benedict invited everyone to pray "especially Muslims and Jews."


Please, remember the civilians caught in the middle of this war in your prayers.


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