Washington D.C., Nov 22, 2017 / 11:31 am
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced Sunday, Nov. 26 as a Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians.
"On the solemnity of Christ the King, I ask that the entire church in the United States come together in a special way for a day of prayer for persecuted Christians to express our solidarity with those who are suffering," says Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. bishops' conference.
"To focus attention on the plight of Christians and other minorities is not to ignore the suffering of others," he said. "Rather by focusing on the most vulnerable members of society, we strengthen the entire fabric of society to protect the rights of all."
The bishops' conference made the announcement in collaboration with Aid to the Church in Need, Catholic Relief Services, the Knights of Columbus, and the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA).