VATICAN CITY, APRIL 30, 2010 ( In May, Benedict XVI will be praying for an increase among the faithful of missionary enthusiasm.

The Apostleship of Prayer announced the intentions chosen by the Pope for May.

His general intention is: "That the shameful and monstrous commerce in human beings, which sadly involves millions of women and children, may be ended."

The Holy Father also chooses an apostolic intention for each month. In May he will pray: "That ordained ministers, religious women and men, and laypeople involved in apostolic work may understand how to infuse missionary enthusiasm into the communities entrusted to their care."