Welcome the Needy: Pope's February 2017 Prayer Intention

3 February 2017 | General Interest

We are all invited to join with Pope Francis and his worldwide prayer network in praying this month's intention: Welcome the Needy: That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.

    

The list of Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for 2017 can be downloaded here (PDF)

View January prayer intention: Christians serving humanity

Text of February Video:

'We live in cities that throw up skyscrapers and shopping centers and strike big real estate deals … but they abandon a part of themselves to marginal settlements on the periphery.[1]

The result of this situation is that great sections of the population are excluded and marginalized: without a job, without options, without a way out. [2]

Don’t abandon them. Pray with me for all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.[3]

[1] Address of Pope Francis to the participants in the World Meeting of Popular Movements. Old Synod Hall, Tuesday, 28 October 2014.

[2] Evangelii Gaudium: Apostolic Exhortation "The Joy of the Gospel", Art. 53.

[3] Universal Prayer Intention of the Holy Father entrusted to the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer). February 2017.