» 02/26/2005, 00.00
Fasting and solidarity during Lent in Pakistan
Christians begin fasting at sunset to be different from Muslims. Local dioceses urge the faithful to donate for tsunami victims.
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Yesterday the tri-annual meeting of delegates from the 300 Friars minor of the Holy Land concluded. It was held in Bethlehem, in an expression of solidarity with the “extremely tried” people of the city.
Outpouring of compassion for tsunami victims
Christians and Muslims march together going from door to door asking for donations for those who have lost everything.
Church of Karachi begins Lenten preparation
Each year, the local Catechetical Centre organizes meditations and gatherings with prayer and singing, to help the faithful to live Lent. An activity joined by more and more faithful.
Lent: money saved by fasting to aid poor Filipinos
The bishops urge the population to support during Lent the Hagap-Asa (Hope), to help more than 120 thousand poor children and their families. In 2008, three out of ten children have gone hungry. In some areas of the country's poverty rate reaches 30%.
Singapore archbishop calls for Friday fasting and prayer to boost the New Evangelisation
Mgr Goh stressed the example of Jesus, who "prepared his ministry" by going into the wilderness to fast. The latter is needed to beat "a hostile secularism" and the attack on the "universal values" of "truth and love." Abstinence from food is not a ritual unless it is accompanied by "mercy and charity."
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