Sept. 9 is the memorial day of Saint Peter Claver, a patron of interracial justice.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Bishop David Zubik is calling on parishioners to pray and fast on Wednesday for racial reconciliation in southwestern Pennsylvania.

In a tweet, the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh says it is joining other dioceses across the country by taking part in the effort. Sept. 9 is also the memorial day of Saint Peter Claver, a patron of interracial justice.