Bangui, 27 October, 2023 / 11:25 am (ACI Africa).
In response to Pope Francis’ appeal for a day of prayer and fasting for peace in the world, the Catholic Archdiocese of Bangui in the Central African Republic (CAR) has issued directives to guide the faithful during the Friday, October 27 initiative.
On October 18, Pope Francis at the end of his general audience announced another day of prayer and fasting for an end to the Israel-Hamas war.
“I have decided to call for a day of fasting and prayer on Friday, Oct. 27,” the pope said.
It will be “a day of penance to which I invite sisters and brothers of the various Christian denominations, those belonging to other religions, and all those who have at heart the cause of peace in the world, to join in as they see fit,” the Holy Father continued.
He said the vigil would take place at 6 p.m. in St. Peter’s Square, where the faithful are to join the pope to participate in “an hour of prayer in a spirit of penance to implore peace in our time, peace in this world."