The Irish bishops have invited Catholics to pray for peace in Syria on October 31.
“Innocent men, women and children are paying the ultimate price in
the continuing conflict raging in Syria, especially in Aleppo, where
they are caught in the crossfire,” said Bishop William Crean of Cloyne.
“I join with Pope Francis in urging governments to find a political
solution to the war in Syria.”
The bishops have asked the faithful to pray at the same hour that
Pope Francis, joined by Lutheran leaders, will be praying for the same
intention during the papal visit to Sweden.