Diplomatic Corps Called to the Vatican

Ambassadors to Be Briefed on Day of Prayer and Fasting for Syria

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Pope’s secretary of state, has scheduled a special briefing for ambassadors accredited to the Holy See to speak with them about the importance of the Day of Prayer and Fasting for Syria, which the Pope has called for Saturday.

The briefing will be held Thursday.

The director of the Vatican press office, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, noted that in addition to the ambassadors’ briefing, the Secretariat of State has “contacted all the bishops’ conferences around the world, informing them of this initiative and ensuring that the Pope’s instructions are being followed.”

Father Lombardi said other dicasteries of the Roman Curia are also actively promoting the initiative by contacting their respective representatives.

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