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October 18 2010

In Rome, in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, a prayer for peace in the Middle East with the bishops attending the Synod

 
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 A Prayer for Peace in the Middle East took place yesterday in the basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, while the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops is running.

Many of the Synod Fathers took part in the celebration. Among them, the patriarch of Alexandria of the Copts, Antonios Naguib, the Patriarch emeritus of Antioch of the Syrians, Ignace Moussa I Daoud, the Patriarch of the Melkite Greek, Gregorios III Laham, the Patriarch of Antioch of the Syrians, Ignace Yousif III Younan.

At the end, Andrea Riccardi, founder of the Sant'Egidio Community, greeted all the participants and expressed gratitude to these ancient Churches of Christ, witnesses and guardians of the Gospel, even in conditions of hardship and martyrdom.

 

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