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Duquesne Encourages Support of Day of Prayer, Fasting for Religious Liberty

In recognition of the Pennsylvania Catholic bishops' call to recognize Friday, March 30, as a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Religious Liberty, Duquesne University's Chapel of the Holy Spirit will be open all day for prayer and special intentions will be offered at the 7:45 a.m. and noon masses.

In his letter inviting support for the Day of Prayer and Fasting for Religious Liberty, Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik writes, "On that day, offer your sacrifice for the cause of religious liberty, that the church may be granted the basic right to practice what she preaches, and for our political leaders, that their eyes may be opened to the rights of all Americans, including those of faith."

The Duquesne community is encouraged to be in solidarity with the bishops of Pennsylvania and observe this special day of fasting, abstinence and prayer.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.