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The Orange County Sheriff is holding 40 days of prayer in hopes of reducing criminal violence in Orlando.
ORLANDO, FL (Catholic Online) - Dubbed Operation Transformation, about 50 churches and community groups will be gathering at two locations in town to pray for an end to the violent crime plaguing the city.
Sheriff Jerry Demings says the vigil is a response to the shooting of 15-year-old Danielle Sampson who has been in a coma since the summer.
The public is invited to the non-denominational prayer gatherings at both locations, Texas Avenue and Americana and Silver Star Road and Hiawassee.
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Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
Missionary Intention: Middle Eastern Christians. That the Christian communities of the Middle East, often discriminated against, may receive from the Holy Spirit the strength of fidelity and perseverance.