The universal Church will unite in prayer at the Vigil of Pentecost celebrated in Jerusalem on Saturday evening.

Pope Francis announced his appeal for Catholics around the world to take part at the end of his address to new non-resident Ambassadors accredited to the Holy See.

The Pope invited the Churches around the world to pray and implore peace in the Holy Land, joining the celebration promoted by the Catholic ordinaries in the Holy City.

“My thoughts,” Pope Francis said, “turn to the events taking place these days in the Holy Land. I thank God for the decision to halt the armed conflicts and acts of violence, and I pray for the pursuit of paths of dialogue and peace. Tomorrow evening, the Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land, together with their faithful, will gather to celebrate the Vigil of Pentecost in Saint Stephen’s Church in Jerusalem and to implore the gift of peace.”

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Source: Vatican News article