Pope Francis' prayer intentions this month focus on refugees as well as evangelization in Oceania.

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

The Pope's general intention is "that refugees, forced by violence to abandon their homes, may find a generous welcome and the protection of their rights.”

For his mission intention, the Holy Father prays “that Christians in Oceania may joyfully announce the faith to all the people of that region."