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1 October 2019

The Pope Video

The Pope Video is a global initiative developed by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer) to assist in the dissemination of the Holy Father’s monthly intentions related to the challenges the humanity faces.

Every month Pope Francis invites us to follow him in his prayer requests.

For more information, visit the website www.thepopevideo.org.

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October 2019

Missionary Spring in the Church

Today, a new impulse to the Church’s missionary activity is needed to face the challenge of proclaiming Jesus and his death and resurrection.
Reaching the peripheries—the human, cultural, and religious settings still foreign to the Gospel: this is what we call the missio ad gentes.
We must also remember that the soul of the Church’s mission is prayer.

In this extraordinary missionary month, let us pray that the Holy Spirit may engender a new missionary spring for all those baptized and sent by Christ’s Church.

© 2019 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi. In collaboration with Vatican Media.


September 2019

Protecting the Oceans

Hello. Today, I’d like to speak to you about something that’s very important and that weighs on my heart: to speak about the oceans.
Oceans contain the bulk of our planet’s water supply, and also most of the immense variety of living creatures, many of which are threatened for various reasons.
And we are not aware of this, or we don’t want to take responsibility.
Let’s not forget that one of every two breaths I take is thanks to the oceans.
A month ago, I had a meeting with a group of fishermen. Seven of them told me this: “During the last months we gathered 6 tons of plastic.” This is the death of the oceans. It is the death of every living being. It is my death.
Creation is a project of love, of the love God gives to humanity.
An interdisciplinary approach to deal with the threats caused by the unjust management of our seas will help us to face this great challenge. And with this our survival is at stake.
Our solidarity with the “common home” is born from our faith.

Let us pray this month that politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans.

© 2019 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi. In collaboration with Vatican Media.


August 2019

Families, Schools of Human Development

What kind of world do we want to leave for the future?
Let us leave a world with families.
Let us care for our families, because they are true schools for the future, spaces of freedom, and centers of humanity.
And let us reserve a special place in our families for individual and communal prayer.

Let us pray that families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly “schools of true human development”.

© 2019 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi. In collaboration with Vatican Media.


July 2019

Integrity of Justice

The decisions made by judges influence the rights and property of citizens.
Their independence should keep them safe from favoritism and from pressures that could contaminate the decisions they have to make.
Judges must follow the example of Jesus, who never negotiates the truth.

Let us pray that those who administer justice may work with integrity, and that the injustice which prevails in the world may not have the last word.

© 2019 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi. In collaboration with Vatican Media.


June 2019

The Priests’ Way of Life

I would like to ask you to look at the priests who work in our communities.
They are not perfect, but many give it their all until the very end, offering themselves with humility and joy.
They are priests who are close to the people, ready to work hard for everyone.
Let us be thankful for their example and testimony.

Let us pray that priests, through the modesty and humility of their lives, commit themselves actively, above all, to solidarity with those who are most poor.

© 2019 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi. In collaboration with Vatican Media.


May 2019

The Church in Africa, a Seed of Unity

The ethnic, linguistic, and tribal divisions in Africa can be overcome promoting unity in diversity.
I want to thank the religious sisters, priests, laity, and missionaries for their work to create dialogue and reconciliation among the various sectors of African society.

Let us pray this month that the Church in Africa, through the commitment of its members, may be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for this continent.

© 2019 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi. In collaboration with Vatican Media.


April 2019

Doctors and their Collaborators in War-Torn Areas

The presence of doctors, nurses, and other health care workers in war-torn areas is a sign of hope.
They are wise, valiant, and good-hearted people who, following their vocation, work under extremely dangerous conditions.

Let us pray for doctors and their humanitarian collaborators in war-torn areas, who risk their lives to save the lives of others.

© 2019 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi. In collaboration with Vatican Media.


March 2019

Recognition of the Right of Christian Communities

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.

© 2019 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi. In collaboration with Vatican Media.


February 2019

Human Trafficking

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.

© 2019 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi. In collaboration with Vatican Media.


January 2019

In the service of the transmission of faith

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.

© 2019 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi. In collaboration with Vatican Media.