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ASIA – “Rosary for Asia”: Asian faithful in prayer for the end of the pandemic, healing and peace in the world

ASIA – “Rosary for Asia”: Asian faithful in prayer for the end of the pandemic, healing and peace in the world

Manila (Agenzia Fides) – The Bishops and the faithful of Asia have come together in prayer for the end of the pandemic, the healing of peoples and peace in the world. Taking part in the “Rosary for Asia” event, organized and broadcast online over the past few days on Radio Veritas Asia (RVA), many Bishops, priests, religious and lay people from the continent joined in the common prayer, led by Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Archbishop of Yangon (Myanmar) and President of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC).
As Fides learned, the Cardinal said:
“Let us pray for the end of the pandemic, the end of violence and wars, of poverty and hunger. Let us pray for all the inhabitants of our land, whatever their faith or religion. In these difficult times, everyone must continue to pray that peace reigns in our hearts, in our leaders, in our land”.
“We are convinced that when we pray with fervor and faith for the gift of peace, the Lord will surely grant us his peace, a peace that passes human understanding, a peace that will last,” Cardinal Bo said.
The “Rosary for Asia” program was broadcast in 22 languages ​​by Manila, Philippines-based FABC-owned RVA on June 29. “In the solemnity of the Apostles Peter and Paul, the two pillars of the Church, let us bring to prayer all our needs, including the end of the pandemic, the end of violence and wars, poverty and hunger”, reiterated the Cardinal. “Let us bring to prayer all the people of this vast continent, all nations and all governments, all those who care for the sick, all who care for the poor and the marginalized,” he added. Priests from all over Asia led the Rosary in six languages: English, Bengali, Burmese, Mandarin, Tamil and Vietnamese.
Radio Veritas Asia defines itself as “a missionary radio in Asia” according to the FABC, it promotes the Gospel on the continent and dialogues with other religions and cultures. The radio, founded in Manila in 1969, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019.
Since 1969, the radio has used shortwave technology to broadcast. In response to developments in social communication, in 2018 management decided to stop shortwave broadcasting and migrate to online and digital media. This also paved the way for the decentralization of RVA’s language services. Today, RVA has 22 language services that reach across the continent and continue to be a valuable tool in bringing the Gospel to all people in Asia. (SD-PA) (Agenzia Fides, 7/3/2021)


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