- Dec 5, 2019
In his prayer video for December, Pope Francis noted that the elderly have a great responsibility to pass on to others their life experiences, and the histories of their family, community and culture.
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.
Pope Francis asked Christians to be a witness of joy and faith to all those who have strayed from the faith and are sad because they have distanced themselves from Jesus, in his monthly prayer video. “We must not leave him alone!” the pope said. “We should offer him Christian hope – with our words, yes, but more with our testimony, with our freedom, with our joy.”
In his December prayer video, Pope Francis focused on putting an end to the phenomenon of child-soldiers, which he called a form of slavery. “In this world, which has developed the most sophisticated technologies, weapons are sold that end up in the hands of child-soldiers,” he says.