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Indian diocese joins with Pope Francis in praying for persecuted Christians

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.- A remote diocese under the shadow of the Himalayas joined hands with Pope Francis’ prayer for persecuted Christians in the Middle East on Sunday through a special candlelight prayer service.

In the wake of the rising persecution against Christians all over the world and especially the dramatic violence targeted towards Christians population in Syria and Iraq, Pope Francis called on all the faithful to offer prayers during his Sunday Angelus on March 1.

Responding to Pope Francis’ call for solidarity and prayer, the Diocese of Miao, a remote tribal diocese located in India’s northeastern Arunachal Pradesh state, joined to pray with the Pope at Christ the Light Shrine, Miao.

“The faithful in the Diocese of Miao and people of other faiths joined the Pope’s prayer with a special candlelight prayer service, denouncing the horrifying atrocities of despicable torture against the human race,” Fr. Felix Anthony, the Miao diocese’s head of communications, told CNA March 2. READ MORE

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