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LGBT Catholics Support Pope's Call for Day of Prayer for Peace

Dignity Communities Urged to Echo this Prayer during Weekend Gatherings

Boston, MA. September 4, 2013. DignityUSA and its member communities across this nation deeply grieve the horror experienced among the Syrian people because of the use of chemical weapons. We deplore the violence the civil war in Syria has unleashed, and we join Pope Francis in his call for peace through prayer and fasting on Saturday, September 7th. His words tremble with passion: “[W]e want a peaceful world, we want to be men and women of peace, and we want in our society, torn apart by divisions and conflict, that peace break out! War never again! Never again war!”

We call on Dignity members, friends, chapter communities and caucuses from Boston to Honolulu to pray fervently for peace this weekend. As a Catholic community of LGBT people and allies, we join in anguish with all people who struggle for freedom from harm and persecution. This moment in our world cries out for solidarity through prayer and action.

Again in the words of Pope Francis: “Humanity needs to see these gestures of peace and to hear words of hope and peace!”

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DignityUSA is the nation’s leading organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Catholics and allies. Founded in 1969, the group has members and Chapters across the United States. It is a founding member of the Equally Blessed coalition.

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