Pope Francis unveils his Click to Pray profile
During the Sunday Angelus prayer in St Peter's Square, Pope Francis unveiled his very own user profile in Click To Pray, the official app of the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network (former Apostleship of Prayer), including its youth branch, the Eucharistic Youth Movement (EYM).
The launch was carried out as part of the presentation of the official message for the 53rd World Communications Day, which has the motto: “We are members one of another” (Eph 4:25): “the theme underlines the importance of giving back to communication a broad perspective, based on the person, and emphasizes the value of interaction always understood as dialogue and as an opportunity to meet with others”.
The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network is a pontifical service entrusted by the Popes to the Jesuits. Its mission is to pray and encounter the challenges facing humanity and the mission of the Church which are of concern to the Holy Father, expressed in his monthly intentions. The network’s vision is to be apostles in everyday life, following a spiritual way called “the way of prayer”, which transforms the manner of our service in Christ’s mission.
Founded in 1844, as the Apostleship of Prayer, the network is now present in over 100 countries and contains more than 35 million people, including its youth branch, the Eucharistic Youth Movement. This is an international movement for Christian formation of children and young people from 5 to 25 years of age, with the goal of helping them to live like Jesus, in a “heart-to-heart” friendship with him, based on Eucharistic spirituality.
Click To Pray is the app for the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network and EYM to pray for the Pope’s intentions. Its mission is to disseminate the Pope’s monthly intentions and promote a rhythm of daily prayer.
The app is the official prayer platform of World Youth Day 2019, which takes place from the 22nd to the 27th January 2019 in Panama. The motto for this year is: “I am the servant of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38). Click To Pray will therefore promote the Holy Rosary through a special section which will accompany users in the contemplation of the mysteries. In this way the community will attempt to grow during WYD and offer each Rosary for world peace.
Fr David Stewart SJ, Director of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network in Britain, said: “these latest developments underline the growing popularity of the Holy Father’s personal prayer network all around the world. More and more parishes and communities are praying the Monthly Intentions and the Daily Prayer Pathway, with its Morning Offering and evening Examen, many using our Click-to-Pray digital platform. Now we see that the Holy Father does so too - a great way to get ready for our 175th birthday later this year”
Scroll to 15’36” on the video to see Pope Francis presenting Click-to-Pray, with Fr Frédéric Fornos SJ, International Director of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network: