HIGHER COMMITTEE OF HUMAN FRATERNITY DECLARES MAY 14TH AS DAY OF PRAYER AND SUPPLICATION 

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The Higher Committee of Human Fraternity in response to the Covid-19 pandemic is calling all men and women to  a day of prayer and supplication to God for an end to the pandemic. This according to the Committee is not to dismiss the role of science in fighting the pandemic but to seek refuge in God in the face of this crisis while emphasising the importance of asking God to inspire scientists to find a cure.

HIGHER COMMITTEE OF HUMAN FRATERNITY DECLARES MAY 14TH AS DAY OF PRAYER AND SUPPLICATION 

In a statement calling for this worldwide day of prayer monitored on the Vatican website, the Committee states that “Each one, from wherever they are and according to the teachings of their religion, faith, or sect, should implore God to lift this pandemic off us and the entire world, to rescue us all from this adversity “.

The communique issued to launched this appeal while targeting all religious leaders and peoples around the world also proposes Thursday, 14th May , as a day “for fasting, works of mercy, prayers, and supplications for the good of all humanity “. 

Pope Francis endorsed  the proposal saying since prayer is of a universal value, he welcomes the suggestion that May 14, be observed as a day of prayer, fasting and works of charity, to implore God to help humanity overcome the coronavirus pandemic 

The Higher Committee of Human Fraternity was established in February 2019 during the Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis to the United Arab Emirates as a concrete response to the Document on Human Fraternity signed by Pope Francis and Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayed, Grand Iman of Al-Azhar.

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