The Reverend Robert Evans, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Providence, prayed for peace in Ukraine and Russia today during a special Mass at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. .
Similar Masses were scheduled in many dioceses.
In Rome, the Pontiff entered St Peter’s Basilica.
He prayed for peace in Ukraine, finally ending his service by sitting alone in prayer. “Free us from war, protect our world from the menace of nuclear weapons”, Pope Francis prayed.
Pope Francis urged Catholic bishops around the world to pray with him today on the Feast of the Annunciation
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