Archbishop Calls 3 Days Fast For Jan. 6 Detainees

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, has called on Christians to pray and fast for those who have been detained for their role in the January 6 protest.

Vigano, a top Roman Catholic leader, said he intends to hold a 3-day fast from Jan. 3 to Jan. 5 in support of the detainees.

“I hope that this initiative will find many adherents, in a spirit of true reparation of the innumerable sins and grave betrayals committed.” Vigano wrote in a letter obtained by Human Events.

Vigano called for the fast in a letter to attorney Joseph McBride, who is the legal representative for many of the January 6 defendants. McBride said Vigano’s example of outspoken leadership and piety has influenced his personal life and professional work.

“I could think of no better person to contact for support during this crucial time,” McBride said.

McBride added that the period of fasting and prayer will mark the beginning of the fight back in the “spiritual war.”

“We have been persecuted, canceled, and prevented from coalescing as a community of believers and patriots. In 2023, all of that changes,” McBride said.

As the January 6 protest approaches its second anniversary, 964 individuals who participated in the protest have been charged with crimes. Homan Events reported that 465 of those charged have pleaded guilty, with hundreds more languishing in prison awaiting trial.

Many detainees are being kept in solitary confinement in jail that many have termed the “gulag.”

Julie Kelly, an advocate for the detainees, revealed that President Joe Biden’s DOJ and the FBI are still making more arrests every week.

“You have new defendants, new people who have been arrested and charged just this week, including for misdemeanor offenses,” Kelly said. “They are closing in on a thousand total defendants.”

Kelly revealed that the detainees are kept away from their families and are mistreated.

“It doesn’t matter really what prison they’re in… they are targeted,” Kelly said.