Day of Prayer for Chinese Christians

Day of Prayer for Catholics in ChinaPrint

2013-05-23 Vatican Radio
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has invited Catholics around the world to pray on Friday especially for the Church in China. Noting that May 24th marks the feast of Our Lady Help of Christians, who is venerated in a special way at the shrine of Sheshan near Shanghai, the Pope at his general audience this week prayed that Chinese Catholics would “continue to believe, hope, love” and never be afraid to speak about their faith. Quoting from a prayer written especially for the Church in China by his predecessor, Benedict XVI, Pope Francis asked Our Lady to support Catholics there and to help the Church grow in faithfulness to the Successor of Peter and in service to all the Chinese people.
Fr Kevin O’Neill is a missionary in Hong Kong who has made many visits to mainland China. He talked to Philippa Hitchen about the growth of the Church there and the challenges facing Catholics in the country today….


Brothers and Sisters, please join Devoutly Catholic in prayers for the souls in China, and the Catholics/Christians there-in.  Please also pray for the conversion of lost souls and the end of persecution by the Chinese government, so that all may understand and share in God’s Love.  Let us all come to understand as Christ preached, that the path to Heaven is not an easy one, and that even in our day,  just as in His day, there are believers around the world that are experiencing martyrdom and need our prayers.  God Bless! ~CJA

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