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Friends and brothers in the faith in the Middle East, suffering for years the tragedy of a war taking every day more inhuman and devastating face, keep asking us to pray for them and for peace.  The Committee Nazarat therefore continues its Appeal to Human by prayer in square on the 20th of each month.

Sunday, November 20 at 21 in Piazza Three Martyrs in Rimoini we will recite the rosary, reminding Christians and other religious minorities that testify their faith in situations of conflict and persecution. It is the 27th edition from the first appointment, the 20agosto 2014, when the violence erupted dell ' self-proclaimed Islamic State. The testimony, recorded in recent days, of father Karakach Bahjat, a Franciscan religious who lives and works in Damascus in Syria, will be offered. His testimony is particularly dramatic because it is recorded in the church over which, Sunday, 6 November, a mortar fell just as the Franciscan was praying. A miracle that he escaped, since he had left the exact spot where the bomb fell just moments before. In the manifesto we did put up we reported a sentence of Archbishop Joseph Tobji, Maronite Archbishop of Aleppo: 'The first thing is to pray, prayer is a powerful means, in practice the prayers are very important because it is the Lord who history 'changes. That's why we offer the prayer of the rosary in the square
We are happy that our appeal has also been implemented in many other Italian cities and abroad. Besides Zurich, Cesena, Loreto, Siena, Perugia, Sassari, Prato, Portomaggiore (Ferrara) were added recently Milan and, from this month, even Bologna (Sunday, November 20 in St. Stephen's Square at 19.30). They pray together with us in the Middle East, in Damascus is his father Bahjat which organizes the time with his community in the house of Ananias, while in Erbil in northern Iraq is another witness of the events of the Appeal to the human Rimini: father Georges Jahola. They are part of this sort of '' network “ also numerous monastic communities. To quote those closest to us geographically: the Poor Clare Monastery of the Nativity of Rimini, the monastery of the Adorers of Pietrarubbia, the Poor Clares of Sant'Agata Feltria.
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