Cardinal calls on governments to help end suffering in Darfur
posted on 18 September 2006
Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor has called on Governments around the world to do all in their power to help end the suffering in Darfur. “The situation”, he said, “is catastrophic in terms of the violence, the murders, the displacement of people.”
He was speaking on Sunday, September 17, 2006 when he joined other religious leaders in prayers outside Downing Street, London, seeking an end to the suffering in Darfur.
Also taking part in the prayers were leaders from the Anglican Church, and the Muslim and Jewish faiths. The prayers formed part of a ‘Global Day for Darfur’ in which campaigners sought to highlight the crisis which has left hundreds of thousands dead and millions displaced from their homes.
Full text of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor’s prayer.
Prayer for Darfur
O God, Father of mercy, you love mankind with an infinite love. You are the Father who created us by love; we are your sons and daughters, all brothers and sisters among ourselves. Why is there so much hatred and division in the world and in the
Have mercy on the oppressed and vexed people of
Bless those who help them, in the field in
Touch the hearts and enlighten the minds of those responsible for this tragedy: government, soldiers, janjaweed, rebels fighting for greater equality and justice, so that they can reach a just and fair peace, not in the near future, but immediately. Everybody is tired of a war which cannot bring a solution to the problems.
Give courage to all the nations, in particular to the UN, EU, AU to be strong and more committed to help the