Holy Father's Intentions
Pope Francis' Intentions for 2015
That those from diverse religious traditions and all people of good will may work together for peace.
Evangelization: Consecrated life
That in this year dedicated to consecrated life, religious men and women may rediscover the joy of
following Christ and strive to serve the poor with zeal.
That prisoners, especially the young, may be able to rebuild lives of dignity.
Evangelization: Separated spouses
That married people who are separated may find welcome and support in the Christian community.
That those involved in scientific research may serve the well-being of the whole human person.
Evangelization: Contribution of women
That the unique contribution of women to the life of the Church may be recognized always.
That people may learn to respect creation and care for it as a gift of God.
Evangelization: Persecuted Christians
That persecuted Christians may feel the consoling presence of the Risen Lord and the solidarity of all the
Universal: Care for the suffering
That, rejecting the culture of indifference, we may care for our neighbors who suffer, especially the sick
and the poor.
Evangelization: Openness to mission
That Mary’s intercession may help Christians in secularized cultures be ready to proclaim Jesus.
Universal: Immigrants and refugees
That immigrants and refugees may find welcome and respect in the countries to which they come.
That the personal encounter with Jesus may arouse in many young people the desire to offer their own
lives in priesthood or consecrated life.
That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity.
Evangelization: The poor in Latin America
That, amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and
contribute to a more fraternal society.
That volunteers may give themselves generously to the service of the needy.
Evangelization: Outreach to the marginalized
That setting aside our very selves we may learn to be neighbors to those who find themselves on the
margins of human life and society.
Universal: Opportunities for the young
That opportunities for education and employment may increase for all young people.
That catechists may give witness by living in a way consistent with the faith they proclaim.
Universal: Human traffickingThat human trafficking, the modern form of slavery, may be eradicated.
Evangelization: Mission in Asia
That with a missionary spirit the Christian communities of Asia may announce the Gospel to those who
are still awaiting it.
That we may be open to personal encounter and dialogue with all, even those whose convictions differ
from our own.
That pastors of the Church, with profound love for their flocks, may accompany them and enliven their
Universal: Experiencing God’s mercy
That all may experience the mercy of God, who never tires of forgiving.
That families, especially those who suffer, may find in the birth of Jesus a sign of certain hope.