The Catholic University of America joined Cardinal Donal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington and university chancellor, on December 10 in Caldwell Chapel in prayer for the end to global hunger, the university announced in a press release.
Reading from a prayer titled “One human family, food for all” at a brief service in Caldwell Chapel, Cardinal Wuerl said, “We come before you, O God, conscious of our faults and failures, but full of hope, to share food with all members in this global family.”
Fellow university trustees Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston; Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; more than a half-dozen other CUA trustees; and university president John Garvey joined Cardinal Wuerl at the prayer service. On a snowy day during finals week, students filled the chapel.
Earlier today, a global wave of prayer began at noon local time on the island of Samoa, which is 19 hours ahead of Washington, and cascaded around the world through each time zone as people paused from their daily routines to pray to end world hunger. The prayer will continue until it reaches the island again, roughly 24 hours and 164 countries later.
The university reports that Pope Francis endorsed the campaign to end global hunger, which is sponsored by Caritas Internationalis. The campaign prayer is online here.
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