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This morning, I received this email reminding me about "Syria Saturday: Fasting Ideas for the Pope's Day of Penance" (Taylor Marshall, September 6, 2013). "Syria Saturday. Pope Francis has asked all Catholics and all Christians and other people of good will to dedicate Saturday (Sept 7, 2013) as a day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria." The Holy Father did not give specific instructions about this, but Dr. Marshall offers some suggestions, classifying them as Hard, Medium, Easy. Read more >>