Pope's World Prayer Network

DAVID STEWART SJ REFLECTS ON THE POPE'S JANUARY INTENTION - PEACE IN THE WORLDEach new calendar year begins, for the Holy Father and all Catholic Christians, with a heartfelt plea for peace. Pope Paul VI proposed that January 1st, the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God, be dedicated to the cause of universal peace, and so this Day of Prayer was first observed on New Year’s Day, 1968. Each year since, the Pontiffs have issued important statements and messages for this day. Pope Francis has...
DAVID STEWART SJ REFLECTS ON THE POPE’S DECEMBER INTENTION – THE FUTURE OF THE VERY YOUNGEducation is a human right. In 1948, the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights enshrined the right in international law. Denial of education is one way in which the young suffer through no fault of their own. The very young, less visible, with no power, unable to speak for themselves, suffer greatly in many parts of our world, for various reasons including denial of education.  This month, in his...
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...