Our Holy Father, Pope Francis has asked all Christians to spend time in prayer and fasting on Saturday, September 7th beseeching God to grant the blessing of peace to the people of Syria. There is not question that there needs to be change in their government, there have been horrible violations of human rights for years. Yet, as people of peace we live in the hope that these changes can come without military intervention and further acts of violence that will most likely lead to the continued persecution of our fellow Christians first and foremost.
Our Cathedral in Philadelphia will be open from 7pm to 10pm Saturday night, inviting all people to come and pray for peace in Syria. Please try and make a pilgrimage to our Mother Church for that intention.