Pope prays for peace, victims of war in Congo and South Sudan.

Pope prays for peace, victims of war in Congo and South Sudan.

Pope Francis announced that Friday, 23 February 2018 would be a day of prayer and fasting for peace given the many ongoing conflicts throughout the world, particularly those in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan. “Facing the tragic continuation of conflicts in different parts of the world, I invite all the faithful to a special day of prayer and fasting for peace on this Friday of Lent,” the Pope said. He asked that the day be offered specifically for the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan and invited both non-Catholics and non-Christians to join “in the ways they deem most appropriate.”

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