Youth: April Prayer Intention of Pope Francis

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We are all invited to join with Pope Francis and his worldwide prayer network in praying this month’s intention: Young peoplethat they might know how to respond generously to the vocation God has given them, and immerse themselves in the great causes of the world.


Pope Francis’ Intentions for 2017can be downloaded here (PDF)

Text of April video:

‘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.’

Previous 2017 intentions:

View March intention: Support for Persecuted Christians

View February intention: Welcome the Needy

View January intention: Christians serving humanity

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