"May the Queen of Peace preserve the world from the madness of war"

02/24/2022 5:22 pm

During the General Audience on Wednesday, Feb. 23, Pope Francis made a heartfelt appeal for peace in Ukraine, saying that the threat of war had caused “great pain in my heart.” Speaking at the end of the Audience, the pope invited everyone to make March 2, Ash Wednesday, a Day of Fasting for Peace. “I encourage believers in a special way to dedicate themselves intensely to prayer and fasting on that day. May the Queen of Peace preserve the world from the madness of war,” he said.

Pope Francis' appeal for prayer and fasting on Ash Wednesday

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