At his weekly general audience today, Pope Francis asked the faithful to pray for the extraordinary general session of the Synod of Bishops on the Family due to open on Sunday.
Around 150 Synod fathers from across the globe will take place in the Oct. 5-19 meeting to discuss the pastoral challenges of the family in the context of evangelization.
Speaking to the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square, he recalled that October is the month of the Holy Rosary, and called on “the way to meditate and work of Christ through the eyes of Mary”.
“Earlier this month, devoted to meditation on the life of Mary and her Son in the mysteries of the Rosary, I invite you all to pray for the intentions of the Church, especially for the Synod of Bishops on the Family,” he said. “Pray also for me. “