ASIA NEWS REPORT: Card. Turkson, Justice and Peace, and the Custodian of the Holy Land for the fourth edition of the Day. Prayers and Eucharistic adoration, Mass at Calvary in Jerusalem. Angelus with the Pope.
Rome (AsiaNews) - At least 2500 cities around the world
will participate tomorrow in the IV International Day of Prayer for Peace in the
Holy Land, an initiative launched by youth groups and Eucharistic adoration
groups, involving over time the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem and Custody of
the Holy Land.
The Day is promoted by various realities of young people:
the National Association Papaboys (www.papaboys.it); the Apostolate "Youth For
Life" (www.youthfl.org); the chapels of perpetual adoration throughout Italy and
around the world; Eucharistic Gathering groups (www.adorazione.org), the
Association for the promotion of extraordinary prayer for all the churches for
reconciliation, unity and peace, beginning with Jerusalem.
Many of their
representatives will be present tomorrow at the Angelus with the Pope in St
Peter's Square. Others will commemorate the theme of the day during mass and
take part in Eucharistic adoration.
Cardinal. Peter Turkson, President of
the Vatican Council for Justice and Peace, has sent a message to mark the event
to the young people who will pray for Christian unity and peace in the Holy
Land. In it he stresses that "young people are and can be a resource for peace
.... The period of your youth is the season of life where you look with
enthusiasm to the great values that today, unfortunately, seem to be very weak:
truth, freedom, justice, love, brotherhood ... I thank you for showing the world
the active, beautiful and young face of the Church of Christ. "
the Day, tomorrow morning beginning at 6am in Jerusalem, Mass will be celebrated
at the altar of Calvary, in the basilica of the Holy Sepulchre.
Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Custos of the Holy Land, sent a greeting to the young
people: "... I welcome the fourth International Day of Prayer for peace in the
Holy Land. An event that enriches this month of shared reflection on the Gift we
have just received, and invites us to overcome every division, to give thanks to
God who gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ (the theme for the Week
of Prayer for Christian Unity ). "