Lo spirito di Assisi

Giustizia e Pace

7 Ottobre 2022

Prayer for the Tigray Region in Africa

The African Union invited the Ethiopian government and the Tigray rebels to negotiations in South Africa. Both parties accepted the invitation and on the following days they would have peace talks. The situation in the Tigray Region is really difficult-more than 500.000 civilians have been killed. 6.8 million are in need of emergency food aid, 2.3 million children need humanitarian assistance, 2.2 million people have been displaced, 120.000 survivors of sexual and gender-based violence and 70.000 refugees fled to Sudan.

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7 Ottobre 2022

Prayer for Thailand

We pray for Thailand where 23 children were killed in an attack by an ex-Thai police officer who later shot dead his wife and child before killing himself. The man opened fire at a daycare center, killing at least 35 people, mostly children. Children were sleeping while some staff were eating lunch. We pray to God for all these innocent children and teachers who have died, and mercy for the gunman.

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7 Ottobre 2022

Prayer for Refugees

At least 18 people have died when two refugee boats crashed off the coast of Greece. One of the boats sank off the island of Lesbos after strong winds hit the boat. There were around 40 people on board and 16 of them have been found dead. The second boat was carrying 95 refugees and migrants when it crashed into a rocky cliff due to strong winds. Rescue crews reported that 80 people were rescued and two were found dead.

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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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