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Archbishop Schnurr urges participation in Pope Francis’ prayer wave

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Prayer is powerful. Pope Francis and Caritas Internationalis, along with Catholic Charities USA and Catholic Relief Services, later this month are launching a prayer offensive against world hunger. Archbishop of Cincinnati Dennis M. Schnurr strongly supports this initiative. Here is his statement:

“Every day in our communities, and around the world, some members of the human family go to bed without enough food to sustain them. This is intolerable. As Pope Francis has said, ‘It is a scandal that there is still hunger and malnutrition in the world.’ Caritas Internationalis, a world-wide confederation of 165 Catholic organizations working in humanitarian emergencies and international development, is working to end global hunger by 2025 through a new campaign called ‘One Human Family, Food for All,’

“I urge the faithful of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati to support the launch of this important effort with their prayers. Please join Pope Francis, Catholic Charities USA, Catholic Relief Services, and Catholics around the globe in an international ‘wave of prayer’ beginning at noon in each time zone on Dec. 10. Parishes, schools, agencies, institutions, and individuals are all invited to set aside at least half an hour at that time to pray that in our one human family, there is food for all.”

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