GREEN BAY - The Diocese of Green Bay is joining Pope Francis' call for a day of fasting and prayer this weekend.
A prayer vigil for peace in Syria, the Middle East and throughout the world will be held Saturday at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay. It will run from 7-8 p.m.
According to the diocese, the vigil will include various prayers for peace, reflection, and time for silent prayer.
Pope Francis himself on Wednesday urged Catholics and non-Catholics alike to participate in Saturday night's vigil at St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, telling more than 50,000 people gathered for his weekly general audience: "Let the cry for peace rise up across the Earth!"
In recent speeches, tweets and remarks, Francis has called for a negotiated settlement in Syria but has also condemned the use of chemical weapons.
"War never again! Never again war!" he tweeted earlier this week.
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