Lo spirito di Assisi

Giustizia e Pace

30 Settembre 2022

Gratitude prayer for Cape Verde

We thank God for three nuns in Cape Verde, who are freeing victims of prostitution. The sisters are part of the Congregation Sisters Adorers, Handmaids of the Blessed Sacrament and of Charity. Their mission is to help vulnerable women who are victims of all forms of slavery, especially prostitution and sex trafficking. In Cape Verde, they have been working 13 years already and are in the front lines to restore dignity and redeeming women who are victims or at risk of prostitution due to extreme poverty.

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30 Settembre 2022

Prayer for Florida, USA who has been hit by Hurricane Ian

We pray for Florida, United States, which was brutally hit by Hurricane Ian. The damage the hurricane caused is obvious in many streets of Fort Myers. Authorities have not yet announced how many people have died. At this moment, the focus is on rescue operations and massive search. At least 700 people have been rescued from Charlotte and Lee Counties. Many places have no electricity or other services. Many houses further inland found themselves flooded.

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30 Settembre 2022

Prayer for the 97 refugee casualties from a capsized boat in the Mediterranean sea

We pray for the 97 people who passed away when a boat full of asylum seekers capsized in the Mediterranean. The boat left northern Lebanon and was supposed to reach Italy. After four hours of sailing, the engine stopped and, unfortunately, the high waves created a loss of control and the boat sank off the coast of Syria. There were about 150 men, women and children from Lebanon, Syria and Palestine who wanted to reach Europe. Survivors were shocked and many of them lost their beloved ones.

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27 Settembre 2022

Gratitude prayer for the Economy of Francesco 2022

We thank God for the Global Event of The Economy of Francesco 2022 in Assisi. 1000 young people from 100 countries participated in the long-awaited event. The invitation of Pope Francis in 2019, to give a soul to the economy, was answered by many young people around the world. This meeting was the space to discuss, brainstorm, share projects, experiences and ideas to continue changing the economy.

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26 Settembre 2022

Prayer for countries affected by hurricanes and typhoons

Let’s pray together for Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Bermuda, the United States and Canada that have been affected by the storm Fiona. The strong storm left destruction, death, blackouts and lack of drinking water on several islands. Many people have been evacuated. In the Philippines Typhoon Noru hit the most populated islands, cutting power and communication. 5 rescuers passed away and more than 17000 people were moved to emergency shelters. Natural disasters are likely to increase around the world.

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17 Settembre 2022

Prayer for Papua New Guinea, Italy and mother earth

We pray for Papua New Guinea, where on the 11 September an earthquake caused the death of 7 people and 24 were wounded. The 7.6 magnitude earthquake has destroyed houses and roads. On 15 September, the Marche Region in Italy was hit by strong storms that caused flooding and landslides. At least 11 people have lost their lives. Even if these natural disasters are likely to increase, there is good news.

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17 Settembre 2022

Prayer for peace in Azerbaijan and Armenia

Let’s pray for the border clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia. At least 176 soldiers have been killed in two days of fighting. The tension between both countries can widen the high geopolitical tensions. The ceasefire brokered by Russia on Tuesday failed and both countries blame each other for the attacks. The past attempts to dialogue and find a diplomatic solution have not been enough and the situation at the border increases the fear for the people in the territories.

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17 Settembre 2022

Prayer for the cry of the poor

Let’s make our efforts to hear the cry of the poor. According to the United Nations Food Chief, the world is facing an unprecedented global food emergency. More than 345 million people are experiencing starvation, including 70 million due to the war in Ukraine. The UN chief stated that there is a real and dangerous risk of multiple famines this year. Countries such as Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, northeastern Nigeria, Afghanistan, and Yemen are the most at risk areas.

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10 Settembre 2022

Gratitude prayer for Yasmeen Lari of Pakistan

The first ever female architect in Pakistan is helping people affected by their floods disaster through relief housing. Yasmeen Lari, 81 years old, is making bamboo huts for Pakistanis stricken by floods. It is a low cost idea, with low carbon impact and a shelter for people who have lost their homes. We thank God for these bottom up initiatives to support Pakistan, while we keep praying and doing all our efforts to send international assistance for those who are suffering from this tragedy.

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10 Settembre 2022

Prayer for Sr. Maria De Coppi and the Mozambique religious community

Let’s offer our prayers for Sr Maria De Coppi, 83 years old, an Italian Comboni Missionary who was shot by terrorists in the Catholic Mission of Chipene, Mozambique. The environment in Nampula Province is one of sorrow and uncertainty since terrorists last week attacked a nearby town of Odinepa. According to Archbishop Inácio Saúre, they are afraid that another strike will happen in other places of the Archdiocese. We pray for the Mozambique people and all the religious people, especially the Comboni Missionaries, who are ministering in the area.

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