Everyone knows by now that the Holy Father asked for prayers and fasting on Saturday, September 7, the vigil of Our Lady's birthday.
To this end, brothers and sisters, I have decided to proclaim for the whole Church on 7 September next, the vigil of the birth of Mary, Queen of Peace, a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, the Middle East, and throughout the world, and I also invite each person, including our fellow Christians, followers of other religions and all men of good will, to participate, in whatever way they can, in this initiative. - Angelus addressI've been preparing for Our Lady's Birthday, offering my rosary for Syria. I look forward to the vigil fast.
At Fatima, Our Lady requested at each visit that the children pray the rosary every day, for peace, for an end to the war.
What I don't understand now, is how bombing Syria in retaliation and as punishment for using chemical weapons is a remedy? How can bombing and killing more people make for peace?