Papal Intention: an End to Discrimination

VATICAN CITY, JAN. 1, 2004 (Zenit.org).- During the month of January, John Paul II is praying for people to recognize one another as members of one family, and thus overcome all forms of discrimination.

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This is the general intention of the Apostleship of Prayer, which the Holy Father makes his own, offering prayers and sacrifices together with thousands of lay people, religious, priests and bishops.

The intention for this month reads: «That all men and women may recognize that they are members of God’s one family and end wars, injustice and discrimination among themselves.»

The Pope is also praying for the following missionary intention: «That every mission Church may engage itself in the training of apostolic personnel.»

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