Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Praying for victims of religious persecution

Earlier this month, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops called for all people of good will to pray for victims of religious persecution and violence, and they asked them to work to protect the marginalized and persecuted around the world.

In their statement, they wrote: “Lent is a season to meditate upon the Cross and unite ourselves even more closely with Christ's suffering. Let us use this season to unite with our suffering brothers and sisters and pray for them and with them in a special way. With hope, let us pray for the day when we can all share in the joy and lasting peace of Christ's resurrection.

The entire statement is available here.

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