DECEMBER | For people with disabilities
Let us pray that people with disabilities may be at the center of attention in society, and that institutions offer inclusion programs that enhance their active participation.
OCTOBER | For the Synod
Let us pray for the Church, that she may adopt listening and dialogue as a style of life at every level, allowing herself to be guided by the Holy Spirit towards the world’s peripheries.
SEPTEMBER | For people living on the margins
Let us pray for those people on the margins of society in subhuman living conditions, that they may not be neglected by institutions and never be cast out.
JULY | For a Eucharistic life
Let us pray that Catholics place at the centre of their lives the Eucharistic Celebration, which transforms human relationships profoundly and opens up an encounter with God and their brothers and sisters.
MAY | For ecclesial movements and groups
Let us pray that ecclesial movements and groups may daily rediscover their evangelizing mission, and that they place their own charisms at the service of the world’s needs.
DECEMBER | For volunteer not-for-profit organizations
Let us pray that volunteer non-profit and human development organizations may find people willing to commit themselves to the common good and ceaselessly seek out new paths of international cooperation.
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.
OCTOBER | For a Church open to everyone
We pray for the Church; ever faithful to, and courageous in preaching the Gospel, may the Church be a community of solidarity, fraternity and welcome, always living in an atmosphere of synodality.
AUGUST | For Small Businesses
We pray for small and medium-sized businesses; in the midst of economic and social crisis, may they find ways to continue operating, and serving their communities.
JULY | For the Elderly
We pray for the elderly, who represent the roots and memory of a people; may their experience and wisdom help young people to look towards the future with hope and responsibility.
MAY | For Faith-Filled Young People
We pray for all young people, called to live life to the fullest; may they see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the dedication to service.
APRIL | For Health Care Workers
We pray for health care workers who serve the sick and the elderly, especially in the poorest countries; may they be adequately supported by governments and local communities.
MARCH | For a Christian response to bioethical challenges
We pray for Christians facing new bioethical challenges; may they continue to defend the dignity ofall human life with prayer and action.
FEBRUARY | For religious sisters and consecrated women
We pray for religious sisters and consecrated women; thanking them for their mission and their courage; may they continue to find new responses to the challenges of our times.
JANUARY | Religious discrimination and persecution
We pray for all those suffering from religious discrimination and persecution; may their own rights and dignity be recognized, which originate from being brothers and sisters in the human family.
SEPTEMBER | An Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle
We pray that we all will make courageous choices for a simple and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, rejoicing in our young people who are resolutely committed to this.
JUNE | The beauty of marriage
Let us pray for young people who are preparing for marriage with the support of a Christian community: may they grow in love, with generosity, faithfulness and patience.
APRIL: Fundamental rights
Let us pray for those who risk their lives while fighting for fundamental rights under dictatorships, authoritarian regimes and even in democracies in crisis, that they may see their sacrifice and their work bear abundant fruit.
MARCH: The sacrament of reconciliation
Let us pray that we may experience the sacrament of reconciliation with renewed depth, to taste the forgiveness and infinite mercy of God. And let us pray that God may give his Church merciful priests and not torturers.
FEBRUARY: For women who are victims of violence
Let us pray for women who are victims of violence, that they may be protected by society and have their sufferings considered and heeded by all.
JANUARY: At the service of Human fraternity
Let us pray that the Lord may give us the grace to live in full fellowship with our brothers and sisters of other religions and not fight each other, and praying for one another, open ourselves to all.
OCTOBER 2020: Women in leadership roles in the Church
We pray that by the virtue of baptism, the laity, especially women, may participate more in areas of responsibility in the Church, without falling into forms of clericalism that diminish the lay charism.
FEBRUARY 2020: Hear the cries of migrants
In The Pope Video for February, the Holy Father calls the entire world to hear the cries of migrants, many of whom are victims of criminal human trafficking.
JANUARY 2020: Promotion of World Peace
The Holy Father inaugurates the fifth year of The Pope Video with a special intention: inviting Christians, other believers, and all men and women of good will to promote a world of justice and peace.
December 2019: The future of the very young
In The Pope Video for December, the Holy Father turns his attention to the very young—to children—praying that all countries in the world will take measures to make their future a priority.
November 2019: Dialogue and reconciliation in the Middle East
In The Pope Video for November, the Holy Father orients his prayer intention towards dialogue among the religious communities of the Middle East, praying that “a spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation may emerge in the Middle East.”
October 2019: Missionary spring in the Church
In The Pope Video for October, which is being released during the inauguration of the Extraordinary Missionary Month, the Holy Father proposes imparting a “new impulse to the Church’s missionary activity.”
September 2019: Protecting the oceans
The French journalist and environmental photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, recognized for his long cinematographic career dedicated to the care of the planet, gets behind the cameras to co-direct this September’s edition of The Pope Video, which centers on protecting the seas and oceans.
August 2019: Families, Schools of Human Development
In The Pope Video for August, the Holy Father asks that we take care of families and pray for them so they may become “schools of true human growth,” in which people can learn a life of prayer and love.
May 2019: The Church in Africa, a Seed of Unity
In The Pope Video for May, Francis thanks the religious sisters, priests, laity, and missionaries for their work to create dialogue and reconciliation among the various sectors of African society.
April 2019: Doctors and their Collaborators in War-Torn Areas
In The Pope Video for April, the Holy Father praises the work of doctors and humanitarian workers in war-torn areas, who risk their own lives to save the lives of others.
March 2019: Recognition of the Right of Christian Communities
In the March edition of The Pope Video, Pope Francis asks us to pray for persecuted Christians in places where religious freedom and human rights are not guaranteed.
February 2019: Human Trafficking
In The Pope Video for February 2019, the Holy Father asked that we pray for a generous welcome of the victims of human trafficking, of enforced prostitution, and of violence.
January 2019: Young People and the Example of Mary
In “The Pope Video” for January 2019, shortly before the World Youth Day begins in Panama, The Holy Father Pope Francis asked that we pray for young people’s evangelization efforts, that they may work for peace.
December 2018: In the service of the transmission of faith
The Holy Father Pope Francis, in the last installation this year of The Pope Video, ask those involved in communicating faith to find the most appropriate words and ways to reach each person. This video project is an initiative of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network..
November 2018: In the Service of Peace
The Holy Father Pope Francis invited the world to practice peace in the little things and in social dealings. He also insisted on the need to build peace in a way that includes young people and children. This was his message in the November 2018 edition of The Pope Video, a project of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network.
October 2018: The Mission of Religious
The Holy Father, in The Pope Video for October, thanked religious for their work and encouraged them to be present at the side of those most in need. In addition, he emphasized that they are essential for the Church.
August 2018: The treasure of Families
The Holy Father, through the latest installment of The Pope Video, called attention to some of the challenges that threaten families today, and emphasized the need to protect them.
July 2018: Priests and their Pastoral Ministry
The Holy Father called for the faithful to help priests in their work, and highlighted the importance of supporting them in situations of loneliness.
June 2018: Social Networks
The Holy Father, in the new The Pope Video produced by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, called users of the digital network to create an environment that respects people’s human integrity. He said that the internet is a gift of God, and that it must be used responsibly.
May 2018: The Mission of the Laity
The Holy Father dedicated the latest Pope Video to the mission of the laity. He invited them to be creative and not to get wrapped up in the petty details of daily life.
April 2018: For Those who have Responsibility in Economic Matters
The Pope insisted that those responsible for the economy guarantee opportunities for dignified work and that they avoid the reduction of the labor market. He did this in the April edition of The Pope Video.
March 2018: Formation in Spiritual Discernment
In the newest Pope Video, Francis is pointing out the need to teach people and communities how to discern, and to avoid falling into the “culture of death.
January 2018: Religious Minorities in Asia
The Holy Father, in the first The Pope Video this year prepared by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, calls for respect for religious minorities in Asia.
November 2017: To witness to the Gospel in Asia
In the latest edition of the The Pope Video from the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, the Holy Father prays for coexistence and mutual understanding among Christians and followers of other religions in Asia.
October 2017: Rights of workers and the unemployed
The Holy Father, in this month’s Pope Video from the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, is calling for the protection of workers’ rights around the world.
August 2017: For Artists
Pope Francis and the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network present the 20th The Pope Video. This month the Holy Father stresses the importance of the work of artists to “infect” people with joy and contribute to the transformation of society.
July 2017: Those distant from the Christian faith
The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network is releasing the July The Pope Video, in which Francis calls us to be close to people who have distanced themselves from Christ, and underlines the importance of joy in promoting the Gospel message.
May 2017: Christians of Africa, witnesses for peace
Pope Francis and the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network present the 17th edition of The Pope Video. This month, the Holy Father makes a heartfelt appeal for Christians in Africa, so that they can give a testimony of justice and peace.
April 2017: Youth
The Pope and his Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network present this month’s ”The Pope Video”. Using images from popular youth activities, such as CrossFit, Francis challenges young people to go after their vocation to build a better world.
March 2017: Help persecuted Christians
In a production that evokes the 90s hit film “The Usual Suspects”, Pope Francis in this month’s “The Pope Video” denounces the persecution of Christians that is occurring in various parts of the world.
February 2017: Welcome the needy
he February’s “The Pope Video” draws from the popular “mannequin challenge” to invite the entire world to leave aside the culture of passivity and indifference.
January 2017: Christians serving humanity
n its first edition for 2017, the January The Pope Video, “Christians serving the challenges facing humanity,” seeks to motivate believers to work together to serve the neediest among us.
December 2016: End to Child‐Soldiers
The Pope Video December edition is released. “Child Soldiers” seeks to raise awareness about this slavery victimizing children. Great expectations for the intentions coming in 2017.
November 2016: Countries Receiving Refugees
The Pope Video presents Countries Receiving Refugees; officially launched in the framework of Core Values, the event that exposes the challenge of transmitting values in the Digital Era.
October 2016: Journalists
In the October The Pope Video, Pope Francis is deeply concerned with a cause that is always relevant: the exercise of the journalistic profession. And for that, journalists have joined the Pope to support his monthly intention.
September 2016: For a more human society
Everyday situations such as coexistence in community, work in a factory and customer care are some of the images that the September The Pope Video shows to raise awareness of the crisis we are facing.
August 2016: Sports, a culture of encounter
The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network launched the eighth edition of The Pope Video, the video series created to disseminate the monthly intentions of Pope Francis for the challenges of humanity. In his August video he says “that sports can contribute to the peaceful coexistence of all peoples of the world.”
July 2016: Indigenous Peoples
The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network launched the seventh edition of The Pope Video, the video series created to disseminate the monthly intentions of Pope Francis for the challenges facing humanity. In his July video he asks us to hear “the deepest longings of indigenous peoples.”
March 2016: For children and families in difficulty
The Pope Video for March, focused in “children and families in difficulty,” is the third edition of the campaign by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer).