Christians of Africa: May 2017 Prayer Intention of Pope Francis

5 May 2017 | Australia

We are all invited to join with Pope Francis and his worldwide prayer network in praying this month's intention: Christians of Africa: That Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace.

     

Pope Francis' Intentions for 2017 can be downloaded here

Text of May video:

'When we look at Africa, we see much more than its great natural richness.
We see its joie de vivre, and above all, we see grounds for hope in Africa’s rich intellectual, cultural and religious heritage.
But we cannot fail to see the fratricidal wars decimating peoples and destroying these natural and cultural resources.
Let us join with our brothers and sisters of this great continent, and pray together that Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace.'

Previous 2017 intentions:

View April intentionYouth

View March intention: Support for Persecuted Christians

View February intention: Welcome the Needy

View January prayer intention: Christians serving humanity