Pope requests to fast, pray


VATICAN: In light of the tragedy engulfing Afghanistan, marred by recent attacks and the desperate flight of thousands of people, Pope Francis is once again asking the faithful throughout the world to gather in prayer and to abstain from meals.
He made that appeal during his Sunday Angelus address, which was repeated on his Twitter account @Pontifex.
On numerous occasions during his pontificate, the Pope has called for this type of action, in the face of humanitarian tragedies.
“I appeal to everyone to intensify prayer and practise fasting: prayer and fasting, prayer and penance. Now is the time to do it.”
Adding emphasis to his appeal, he continued, “I’m serious: Intensify prayer and practice fasting, asking the Lord for mercy and forgiveness.” – Vatican News