Recognition of the Right of Christian Communities: March Prayer Intention of Pope Francis

7 March 2019 | General Interest

We are all invited to join with Pope Francis and his worldwide prayer network in praying this month's intention: Recognition of the right of Christian Communities.

"Let us pray that Christian communities, especially those who are persecuted, feel that they are close to Christ and have their rights respected."

      

Text of the video:

"It might be hard for us to believe, but there are more martyrs today than in the first centuries.
They are persecuted because they speak the truth and proclaim Jesus Christ to this society.
This happens particularly where religious freedom is not yet guaranteed.
However, it also happens in countries where, in theory and on paper, they protect freedom and human rights.
Let us pray that Christian communities, especially those who are persecuted, feel that they are close to Christ and have their rights respected."

- Pope Francis, March 2019