Night of Witness
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Please join us for a night of prayer and deep reflection at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., the largest Catholic Church in North America, as we give witness to today’s Christian martyrs and our brothers and sisters still suffering for the faith around the world
Vespers will take place on Wednesday, November 28th from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. The event will be presided over by Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, Chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace. We are also very pleased that Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, will be attending as well.
Our three special guests for the evening, coming to share their testimonies and the struggles of their people, will be: Archbishop Bashar Warda of the Archdiocese of Erbil, Iraq, tending to the countless internally displaced persons and refugees coming to him and the Church for help; Sister Annie Demerjian, a nun from the Community of Jesus and Mary, who, ever since the start of a bloody civil war, has not left the side of the faithful in devastated Aleppo, Syria; and Bishop Oliver Doeme, from the Diocese of Maiduguri in Nigeria, a region that has suffered some of the most extreme violence and destruction perpetrated by terrorist group, Boko Haram.
We will be joined by religious and Catholic faithful from around the country, and EWTN will broadcast the event live. Please gather with us on this special night of prayer and remembrance.
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