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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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