International Day of Prayer, Fasting and Works of Charity

Thursday 14th May 2020

Pope Francis has called on believers from all religions to spiritually unite themselves in a Day of prayer, fasting and works of charity today.

The day will not include any public gatherings but is an opportunity for a private moment of reflection, solidarity, hope and faith.

The HCHF said: “Our world is facing a great danger that threatens the lives of millions of people around the world due to the growing spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

“While we reaffirm the role of medicine and scientific research in fighting this pandemic, we should not forget to seek refuge in God, as we face this severe crisis. Therefore, we call upon all peoples around the world to pray according to each one’s respective religious convictions, to observe fast and to do good deeds to end this pandemic.

“May each of us, wherever we are, and according to the teachings of our own respective faith traditions and philosophies, seek divine help to rescue ourselves and the entire world from this adversity, to inspire scientists to find a cure for the virus and to save the whole world from the health, economic, and human repercussions of this serious pandemic.”

Please join us in recognising this day as we continue to move through this difficult period of time

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