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News from Pope Francis

General Audiences and Sunday's Angelus from Rome, Saint Peter's Square

'Faces of the Gospels': Pope Francis reflects on amazement of encountering Jesus

  General Audiences        Sunday's Angelus
The Holy Father’s prayer intention for the month of November
For children who suffer
   We pray for children who are suffering, especially those who are homeless, orphans and victims of war; may they be guaranteed access to education and the opportunity to experience family affection.


The Pope’s Prayer Intentions

Every month Pope Francis entrusts his Worldwide Prayer Network with prayer intentions that express his great concerns for humanity and for the mission of the Church. His monthly prayer intention is a global summons to transform our prayers into “concrete actions”; it is a compass for a mission of compassion for the world.

It proposes a path to mobilize us each month, through prayer and action, to build a more humane and caring world.

These prayer intentions are the product of a long process of discernment within the Church, in various countries around the world, encompassing proposals from various dicasteries, congregations and services of the Holy See. When the process concludes, after several months, the Pope, having received the proposals, takes time to pray and discern with regard to the challenges facing humanity and the mission of the Church. He then entrusts his twelve prayer intentions to all the faithful. They are guidelines for our life and mission.