Day of prayer launches week dedicated to persecuted Christians

A day of prayer for persecuted Christians, followed up by a week of awareness. It’s time to step up!

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Catholic Church will focus attention on the plight of persecuted Christians in Iraq and Syria with a day of prayer on Nov. 26 and a week long observance to raise awareness and educate people about their situation.

A Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians on Nov. 26 initiates “Solidarity in Suffering,” a week of awareness and education that runs through Dec. 3.