The Catholic Church on Guam is urging its members and all people on the island to be prayerful and stay centred in Christ amid threats of missile attacks by North Korea.
Coadjutor Archbishop Michael J. Byrnes of Agana asked all priests to promote prayers of peace at all Masses on 13th August as tensions continue, following threats by North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un to attack this American territory in the Marianas Islands.
“In your Masses this Sunday, especially in the prayer of the faithful, please offer prayers for peace between our nations, just resolution of differences, and prudence in both speech and action,” Archbishop Byrnes said in a message to all priests of the Archdiocese of Agana on 11th August.
“Please also offer prayers for the men and women of our military, especially those whom we host on Guam, that they might find grace for diligence and courage as they execute their respective duties,” he said.
Picture: The Guam flag is seen during a peace rally at Chief Quipuha Park on the island of Guam on 14th August. (CNS photo/Erik De Castro, Reuters).