- May 6, 2021
In his latest prayer video, Pope Francis asked Catholics to dedicate the month of July to giving a spiritual gift to their pastors by praying for them, especially the priests who are tired or lonely.
In his prayer video for March, Pope Francis asked for prayers that Christians be better educated to discern between the voices of the “culture of death” and the voice of God, calling them to carry out his mission in the world.
Corruption “feeds a culture of death,” Pope Francis says in a monthly prayer video.
Released Nov. 3, the latest video for the pope’s prayer intentions shows people of different religions and countries from throughout Asia. It also shows scenes of life in Asia, including the celebration of Mass. An initiative of the Jesuit-run global prayer network Apostleship of Prayer, the pope’s prayer videos are filmed in collaboration with the Vatican Television Center.
In a monthly prayer video released days after his May 24th encounter with U.S. president Donald Trump, Pope Francis prayed for an end to the trade fueled by “merchants of death,” meaning arms traders who stoke conflicts for profit.