Washington, Sept. 3: Pope Francis has announced a day of fasting next weekend for peace in Syria.
Francis invited people of all faiths to join him on Saturday evening in St. Peter’s Square to invoke the ‘gift of peace for Syria’ and rest of the Middle East where there is conflict.
According to Fox News, the Pope spoke to tens of thousands of people gathered in the square declaring ‘no more war’.
He said that only dialogue, and not armed intervention, can end Syria’s civil war.
The five-hour-long prayer vigil in the square on Saturday will last until midnight. (ANI)