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1 June 2021

The Pope Video

The Pope Video is a global initiative developed by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer) to assist in the dissemination of the Holy Father’s monthly intentions related to the challenges the humanity faces.

Every month Pope Francis invites us to follow him in his prayer requests.

For more information, visit the website www.thepopevideo.org.

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June 2021

The beauty of marriage

Is it true, what some people say—that young people don’t want to get married, especially during these difficult times?
Getting married and sharing one’s life is something beautiful.
It’s a demanding journey, at times difficult, and at times complicated, but it’s worth making the effort. And on this life-long journey, the husband and wife aren’t alone; Jesus accompanies them.
Marriage isn’t just a “social” act; it’s a vocation that’s born from the heart; it’s a conscious decision for the rest of one’s life that requires specific preparation.
Please, never forget this. God has a dream for us —love— and He asks us to make it his own.
Let us make our own the love which is God’s dream for us.

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.

© 2020 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi. Music production and mix by: Índigo Music Design. In collaboration with Vatican Media.


May 2021

The world of finance

The true economy, the one that creates work, is in crisis. How many people are now unemployed! — But the financial markets have never been as inflated as they are now.
How far away is the world of high finance from the lives of ordinary people!
If finance is unregulated, it becomes pure speculation driven by various monetary policies.
This situation is unsustainable. And it is dangerous.
So that the poor do not suffer painful consequences from this system, financial speculation must be carefully regulated.
Speculation. I want to underline that term.
May finance be a form of service, and an instrument to serve the people, and to care for our common home!
We still have time to begin a process of global change to practice a different kind of economy, one that is more just, more inclusive and sustainable —and leaves no one behind.

We can do this! And let us pray that those in charge of finance will work with governments to regulate financial markets and protect citizens from its dangers.

© 2020 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi. Music production and mix by: Índigo Music Design. In collaboration with Vatican Media.


April 2021

Fundamental rights

Defending fundamental human rights demands courage and determination.
I’m referring to actively combatting poverty, inequality, the lack of work, land and housing, and the denial of social and labor rights.
Often, in practice, fundamental human rights are not equal for all.
There are first-, second-, and third-class people, and those who are disposable.
No. They must be equal for all.
In some places, defending people’s dignity can mean going to prison, even without a trial. Or it might mean slander.
Every human being has the right to develop fully, and this fundamental right cannot be denied by any country.

And 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.

© 2020 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi. Music production and mix by: Índigo Music Design. In collaboration with Vatican Media.


March 2021

The sacrament of reconciliation

When I go to confession, it is in order to be healed, to heal my soul.
To leave with greater spiritual health. To pass from misery to mercy.
The center of confession is not the sins we declare, but the divine love we receive, of which we are always in need.
The center of confession is Jesus who waits for us, who listens to us and forgives us.
Remember this: In the heart of God, we come before our mistakes.

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.

© 2020 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi. Music production and mix by: Índigo Music Design. In collaboration with Vatican Media.


February 2021

For women who are victims of violence

Today, there continue to be women who suffer violence. Psychological violence, verbal violence, physical violence, sexual violence.
It’s shocking how many women are beaten, insulted, and raped.
The various forms of ill-treatment that many women suffer are acts of cowardice and a degradation of all humanity. Of men and of all humanity.
The testimonies of the victims who dare to break their silence are a cry for help that we cannot ignore.
We must not look the other away.

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.

© 2020 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi. Music production and mix by: Índigo Music Design. In collaboration with Vatican Media.


January 2021

At the service of Human fraternity

When we pray to God following Jesus, we come together as brothers and sisters with those who pray according to other cultures, other traditions and other beliefs.
We are brothers and sisters who pray.
Fraternity leads us to open ourselves to the Father of all and to see in the other a brother or sister, to share our lives or to support, to love, and to know each other.
The Church values God’s action in other religions, without forgetting that for us Christians, the wellspring of human dignity and fraternity, is in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We believers must return to our sources and concentrate on what is essential. What is essential to our faith is the adoration of God and love of neighbor.

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.

© 2020 – Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – Apostleship of Prayer. Idea and execution: La Machi. Music production and mix by: Índigo Music Design. In collaboration with Vatican Media.