We are all invited to join with Pope Francis and his worldwide prayer network in praying this month’s intention: Christians of Africa: That Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace.
Pope Francis’ Intentions for 2017 can be downloaded here
Text of May video:
‘When we look at Africa, we see much more than its great natural richness.
We see its joie de vivre, and above all, we see grounds for hope in Africa’s rich intellectual, cultural and religious heritage.
But we cannot fail to see the fratricidal wars decimating peoples and destroying these natural and cultural resources.
Let us join with our brothers and sisters of this great continent, and pray together that Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace.’
Pope Francis’ Intentions for 2017can be downloaded here (PDF)
Previous 2017 intentions:
April Intention : Youth
‘I know that you, young people, don’t want to be duped by a false freedom, always at the beck and call of momentary fashions and fads. I know that you aim high. Is that true, or am I wrong?
Don’t leave it to others to be the protagonists of change.
You, young people, are the ones who hold the future! I ask you to be builders of the world, to work for a better world. It is a challenge, yes it is a challenge. Do you accept it?
Pray with me that young people may respond generously to their own vocation and mobilize for the great causes of the world.’
View March intention: Support for Persecuted Christians
February intention: Welcome the Needy (video no longer available)
View January intention: Christians serving humanity