Pope's prayer intentions

Each month, Pope Francis entrusts two particular prayer intentions to the Apostleship of Prayer, the Pope’s Prayer Network and asks the AoP to spread these intentions to Christians everywhere. Successive Popes have given this mission to the AoP, which is looked after by the Jesuits, for many years. It is for this reason that the AoP is known as the Prayer Network of the Pope; the Holy Father Francis takes a keen personal interest in this ministry.Each month, one of the intentions concerns a...
Kogai children in Columbia
For July 2015, the Holy Father’s Evangelisation Intention draws our attention to the poor in his native Latin America. Coming to us in the month in which he made his first return to his own continent since his election, it’s timely that he asks us to pray thus: “That, amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal society”. Here in our own supposedly prosperous country, increasing poverty, particularly among children...
Politics - Houses of Parliament
It’s sometimes said that the followers of Christ should stay out of politics; what they are meant to do instead, isn’t so clear. If “politics” means party politics, actively favouring one side of party over another, then Christ’s people should most certainly be engaged.There is an important condition, though: justice, absolute concern for the poor in an unfair world and the greater universal good must be their watchwords, their guidelines, and if the party they favour has to be examined closely...

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