His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan greets Roger Santos, Executive Director, ANCOP USA.

The global family renewal movement Couples for Christ ANCOP USA was invited to the “Solemn Evening Prayer for Peace in the Middle East” by the Holy See Mission to the United Nations at the Church of the Holy Family on 2nd Avenue and East 47th Street in Midtown Manhattan on June 27.

Roger Santos, Executive Director, ANCOP USA, and the Filipino Reporter’s Manny Caballero, ANCOP USA Communications Manager, represented CFC ANCOP USA to the event, which was attended by top officials of the United Nations and ecumenical leaders in America.

The Service was concelebrated by His Eminence Peter Cardinal Rai, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and All the East; Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York; and Most Reverend Gregory John Mansour, Bishop of the Eparchy of Saint Maron.

The Filipino Reporter’s Manny Caballero talking to His Eminence Peter Cardinal Rai.

In the intercessions, Cardinal Dolan prayed in part: “Bring peace and justice to our world, especially in the Middle East. Inspire our leaders to be peacemakers, save the oppressed, and bring forgiveness and reconciliation to the hearts of all.”

CFC ANCOP USA is now in 105 countries.

It has 700,000 adult members and 300,000 young adults and children members around the world.

As a lay organization, it is recognized by the Vatican.

Cardinal Dolan (right) and Cardinal Rai.

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