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Pope Organizes Hour of Worldwide Prayer

Pope Organizes Hour of Worldwide Prayer

This Sunday, Pope Francis led the first ever “Holy Hour” in which he asked Catholics around the globe to pray together from 5-6 p.m. Rome time. The Pope asked believers to focus on two prayers: One for those “who still suffer slavery and who are victims of war, human trafficking, drug running and slave labor … [the] unemployed, the elderly, migrants, the homeless, prisoners and those who experience marginalization” and one for the Church and its leaders. A Vatican official told Reuters it was “the first time in the history of the Church” that an organized global prayer hour has ever taken place …

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