October 27— Pilgrims of Truth, Pilgrims of Peace

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Pope Benedict XVI calls people of good will to join him in working for peace during a “day of reflection, dialogue and prayer for peace and justice in the world” to be held in Assisi on October 27 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pope John Paul’s World Day of Prayer for Peace. The theme of the gathering is “Pilgrims of Truth, Pilgrims of Peace”. To prepare for the event, the Pope will lead a prayer vigil at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome on the evening of Oct. 26. Church communities are invited to organize simultaneous events to pray for its success. According to the statement, “the Pope asks the Catholic faithful to join him in praying for the celebration of this important event and he is grateful to all those who will be able to be present in Saint Francis’ home town to share this spiritual pilgrimage.” To assist in planning your own peace celebration, visit Spirit of Assisi  for sample ecumenical, interfaith, and Catholic prayer services as well as other resources.