Wednesday, October 07, 2015
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Holy Father's Intentions


Pope Francis' Intentions for 2015
Universal: Peace
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.
Universal: Prisoners
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.
Universal: Scientists
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.
Universal: Creation
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.
Evangelization: Vocations
That the personal encounter with Jesus may arouse in many young people the desire to offer their own
lives in priesthood or consecrated life.
Universal: Politics
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.
Universal: Volunteers
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.
Evangelization: Catechists
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.
Universal: Dialogue
That we may be open to personal encounter and dialogue with all, even those whose convictions differ
from our own.
Evangelization: Pastors
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.
Evangelization: Families
That families, especially those who suffer, may find in the birth of Jesus a sign of certain hope.