Published on 24 October 2023

Take just one side in these conflicts: that of peace

Pope Francis has announced a day of prayer for peace in the world set for Friday 27 October

On 18 October, at the end of the General Audience in St. Peter’s Square, the Holy Father recalled the conflicts in Palestine and in Ukraine, and invited the faithful and people of all religions to observe, on Friday 27 October, a day of prayer, fasting and penitence for peace in the world.

The Pontifical Basilica of St. Anthony is participating in Pope Francis’ exhortation and his invitation to fasting and prayer.

Pope Francis’ appeal may be heard and seen on Vatican News – visit