Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch Gregorios III of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem, President of the Assembly of Catholic Hierarchs in Syria, has launched a prayer appeal to obtain Divine Mercy for the people of Syria as they walk the way of the cross and to accompany the international efforts for peace in Syria, Iraq and Palestine.
This service will be held on 18 February 2016 at 6 p.m., mainly in the Melkite Greek Catholic patriarchal cathedral of Damascus, with the participation of the leaders of the various Christian denominations and communities, in the presence of Archbishop Mario Zenari, Apostolic Nuncio to Syria and Mgr Stanisław Gądecki, Archbishop of Poznań and President of the Polish Episcopal Conference, who is currently visiting Syria to pray with the Syrian people.
Prayers will also be said for these intentions in the parishes of all Syria’s eparchies.
We invite our friends and benefactors to join in our prayer on 18 February.
Source: Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarchate, Damascus
15 February 2016