For parishes – The Pope Video

For parishes – The Pope Video

We pray that parishes, placing communion at the centre, may increasingly become communities of faith, fraternity and welcome towards those most in need.

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For educators – The Pope Video

For educators – The Pope Video

We pray that educators may be credible witnesses, teaching fraternity rather than confrontation and helping the youngest and most vulnerable above all.

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For volunteer not-for-profit organizations – The Pope Video

For volunteer not-for-profit organizations – The Pope Video

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.

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The Apostle of Peace in the land of Arabia

The Apostle of Peace in the land of Arabia

A few weeks ago, Pope Francis participated in a meeting in Bahrain, a country of islands in the Persian Gulf with a predominantly Muslim population. Any apostolic visit of Pope Francis involves a meeting with...

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For children who suffer – The Pope Video

For children who suffer – The Pope Video

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.

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Freeing hearts from hatred

Freeing hearts from hatred

In Kazakhstan on 15 September, Pope Francis strongly supported the core projects of the Jesuits in the region for peace and a better future: freeing hearts from hatred. This emerged from his conversation with fellow Jesuits...

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For a Church open to everyone – The Pope Video

For a Church open to everyone – The Pope Video

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.

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Building the future with migrants and refugees

Building the future with migrants and refugees

Every year since 1914, on the 4th Sunday of September, the Church celebrates the World Day of Migrants and Refugees. This is an opportunity for Pope Francis to express his concern for the vulnerable people who are forced...

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Pope Francis with his Jesuit companions in Quebec City

Pope Francis with his Jesuit companions in Quebec City

At the end of July, Pope Francis undertook a visit to Canada that attracted much attention. The Pope’s health was fragile, and his getting around was painful, but he wanted to fulfil the commitment he had made to the leaders of Canada’s Aboriginal nations...

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Pope Francis teaches on Ignatian discernment

Pope Francis teaches on Ignatian discernment

During the general audience in St Peter's Square on Wednesday 7 September, Pope Francis once again focused his teaching on the importance of discernment.He used the example of Ignatius of Loyola.

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For the abolition of the death penalty – The Pope Video

For the abolition of the death penalty – The Pope Video

We pray that the death penalty, which attacks the dignity of the human person, may be legally abolished in every country.

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For Small Businesses – The Pope Video

For Small Businesses – The Pope Video

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.

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