The Prayer Intentions of Pope Francis

The Priests' Way of Life – The Pope Video 6 – June 2019

The Priests' Way of Life – The Pope Video 6 – June 2019

The Church in Africa, Seed of Unity – May 2019

The Church in Africa, Seed of Unity – The Pope Video 5 – May 2019

Doctors and their Collaborators in War-Torn Areas – April 2019

Doctors and humanitarian in War - Torn Areas – The Pope Video 4 – April 2019

Recognition of the Right of Christian Communities

Recognition of the Right of Christian Communities – The Pope Video 3 – March 2019

"You young people have, in the Virgin Mary, a reason for joy and a source of inspiration..."

Let us pray that young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.

Pope Francis – January 2019

You young people have, in the Virgin Mary, a reason for joy and a source of inspiration.
Take advantage of the World Youth Day in Panama to contemplate Christ together with Mary. We will pray the Rosary together for peace, each of us in our own language.
And ask for strength to dream and to work for peace.
Let us pray that young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.

Human Trafficking – February 2019

Human Trafficking – The Pope Video 2 – February 2019

February 2019. The Pope Video: There are issues where you are morally obligated to take a side, such as human trafficking. You cannot be neutral. If you don’t take a stand against it, if you don’t do something to fight it, you’re contributing to the continued existence of this tremendous injustice. Open your eyes to reality. Open your heart to the victims.

“Although we try to ignore it, slavery is not something from other times.

Faced with this tragic reality, no one can wash their hands of it without being, in some way, an accomplice to this crime against humanity.

We cannot ignore the fact that there is as much slavery in the world today as there was before, or perhaps more.

Let us pray for a generous welcome of the victims of human trafficking, of enforced prostitution, and of violence.”

The Pope Video – January 2019 – Young People and the Example of Mary

Young People and the Example of Mary - The Pope Video 1 - January 2019

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

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.

Praying Hands On Scripture

Each Month Pope Francis makes this short video to announce his prayer intention for that month.
You are invited to view the video and to unite your prayers with the Pope.