Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone led a prayer service for unity, healing and peace due to a rise in racial violence April 10.
Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon has called on the citizens of Myanmar not to give up hope.
“We’re here in the heart of it,” said Father Kevin Kenney, pastor of St. Olaf Parish in downtown Minneapolis.
During the papal trip to Iraq, Pope Francis spoke of their strength to move forward, to rebuild and to restore relationships of kinship and respect across religious and ethnic boundaries.
In a low-key meeting followed closely in Iraq and beyond, Pope Francis and Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the influential leader of Shiite Muslims in Iraq, spent 45 minutes speaking privately.
On the same day that 10 rockets hit an air base in Iraq, Pope Francis said he had to travel to the country because he could not disappoint them.
The first-ever papal visit to the biblical land of Iraq March 5-8 is significant as the pope encourages the building of bridges with the Muslims.
“Glimmers of Grace” is an effort to provide some simple, practical guidance to climbing the spiritual ladder back to God.