Join Christians worldwide in praying for persecuted Christians on Sun 15 November

On Sunday the Church celebrates the “Sunday of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.” This year we invite you to pray especially for the Christians in the Middle East, victims of the violence plaguing the region and the rise of Islamic fundamentalist groups, particularly the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

“When I hear so many Christians in the world are suffering,  am I indifferent or do I feel as if one of my family is suffering ? … How many of you are praying for persecuted Christians?”

Pope Francis

This weekend let us all spare some time to remember millions of our Christian brothers and sisters around the world who suffer persecution, simply because they believe in Jesus Christ ….  and those who were kidnapped by terrorist groups like ISIS and Boko Haram.

They deserve our support and prayer, let’s show them that they are not alone!

You can pray alone in private, asking the Lord to strengthen all those who are suffering and help them to be faithful to Him in the face of persecution. Better still, why not organise a Prayer Meeting with your friends, family or church group?

We invite parishes, schools and Catholic religious movements to organise their own activities, such as:

  • Announcement during Sunday Mass asking the congregation to join in a special prayer for persecuted Christians and all those who are suffering as a result of terrorism and conflict in the Middle East and Africa.
  • A Rosary to pray for persecuted Christians
  • Classroom prayers in schools for persecuted Christians on Friday and a reminder to pupils asking them to pray together with their families for persecuted Christians  on Sunday

If you want to find out more about the growing persecution of Christians throughout the world, get a copy of the latest ACN Report “Persecuted and Forgotten?” which was recently launched in Malta.

EMAIL us on     or PHONE: 21487818 to receive a copy.


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