May the united prayer for peace of more than 8 million women be heard this October!

Given the recent events in the Middle East, the war that continues in Ukraine and the armed confrontations throughout the world, let us join the plea of Pope Francis who, with great pain, tells us: “Please stop the attacks and the weapons! Let it be understood that terrorism and war do not lead to any solution. Every war is a defeat…”

As members of a Church that is moving towards synodal conversion and that invites us to pray, to listen to and embrace each other, to respect each other in our differences and to privilege the unity of all, let us demonstrate, with our actions, that we can contribute to generate a culture of peace.

Why not start by committing to pray tirelessly for an end to the aggressions, war and terrorism that besiege us. Let us also pray for the victims and their families. May they be aided in their material needs as well as comforted in the hope that a better world is yet to come.

Now that we are in the month of the Rosary, I invite you to join us on Saturday 14, 21 and 28 of October, days of the week consecrated to Our Lady, to pray a Rosary to Mary, Queen of Peace, our Patroness, asking for her intercession for the cessation of violence in the different corners of the world and for all those who suffer from it. You can pray it alone or in a group, at a time that suits you best.

Let us make the motto of our past Assembly a reality and, as women of WUCWO, let us be true artisans of human fraternity for world peace. May the plea and prayer of more than 8 million women be heard!

Mónica Santamarina

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