Vatican City, Aug 29, 2021 / 05:30 am
Pope Francis on Sunday urged Christians to intensify their prayer, penance, and fasting for the situation in Afghanistan, as he entrusted the souls of those who have died to God’s mercy.
“In historical moments like this we cannot remain indifferent, the history of the Church teaches us this,” the pope said Aug. 29, after leading the Angelus, a Marian prayer.
“As Christians, this situation commits us,” he continued. “That is why I appeal to everyone to intensify their prayer and to practice fasting. Prayer and fasting, prayer and penance.”
“This is the time to do it. I am speaking seriously: intensify prayer and practice fasting, asking the Lord for mercy and forgiveness,” Francis underlined.