Detroit Archbishop Echoes Pope Francis in Urging Prayers for Syria

From The Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop | Issued September 5, 2013

Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron has issued the following statement regarding the crisis in Syria: 

“We join with Christians and people of good will around the world in ardent prayer for peace in Syria. The Syrian people have suffered terrible violence, loss and displacement. We ask for God’s healing and protection for them, and to strengthen all those who are bringing humanitarian aid to them in this time of such crisis. Our hope is that, with God’s grace through the intercession of St. Mary, Queen of Peace, those who have the power to do so may bring this terrible situation in Syria to a peaceful end.” 

Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron
5 September 2013

Heeding encouragement from Pope Francis to make Sept. 7 a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, Archbishop Allen Vigneron will lead a prayer for peace during a 4:15 p.m. Mass on Saturday, Sept. 7, at St. Joseph Church, 1828 Jay Street, Detroit. All are welcome to attend.