Pope Francis asked baptized persons to accompany with prayer, ‘the Ecumenical Day of Reflection and Prayer on the Situation in the Middle East,’ which he has convoked in Bari in Puglia, in southern Italy, for July 7, 2018.
During the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square on July 1, the Holy Father recalled this event: “Next Saturday, I will go to Bari with numerous leaders of Churches and Christian communities of the Middle East,” he reminded the crowd, which applauded.
“We will live a day of prayer and reflection on the ever tragic situation of this region, where so many of

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