Misc: US Catholics Hold Interfaith Vigils for Peace in Iraq

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Catholics in New York and Denver will hold vigils for peace in Iraq today. Vigils are forthcoming in other dioceses. The vigils will include Orthodox, Protestants, Jews and Muslims, as well as Catholics. Read more in The National Catholic Register here:  US Catholics Hold Vigils for Peace in Iraq

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Misc: 100,000 answer Pope’s Call, fill St. Peter’s Square for Peace

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Syria Peace Vigil

An estimated 100,000 people filled St. Peter’s square on Saturday for a four hour Syria peace vigil. Pope Francis told the men and women assembled, “This evening, I ask the Lord that we Christians, and our brothers and sisters of other religions and every man and woman of good will, cry out forcefully: Violence and war are never the way to peace!” Read the entire article in The Washington Post here: 100,000 answer Pope’s Call, fill St. Peter’s Square for Peace  See more pictures after the jump.

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