With a call to the world, today began the international day of fasting and prayer requested by Pope Francisco.
The crusade for peace gained strength, following the divided opinions of the G20 leaders about supporting the U.S. to initiate military action against Syria. Only ten countries supported Barak Obama to respond bluntly to the Syrian regime for the alleged chemical weapons attack, registered on August 21 in Damascus.
The Pope sent a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin for the G20 to find a peaceful solution, besides the call to prayer from 07:00 until 24:00.
“Together at the table, to pray! For the families of Syria, for children who die every day from hunger and hatred, for the leaders called to find peace and non-violent solutions. Read a Psalm, a Gospel passage, a mystery of the rosary, made spontaneous prayers aloud, a simple song, each family chooses the best way they can to intercede, to stand in the middle between the ministry of evil that marks our history and the God of peace that heals and saves,” said the Vatican statement.