This year, Pope Francis began collaborating on video messages to illustrate his monthly prayer intentions, which are announced by the Apostleship of Prayer.
Today, the December video was released and is available here. It focuses on his prayer for an end to the use of child soldiers.
In the video, the Pope says:
In this world, which has developed the most sophisticated technologies, weapons are sold that end up in the hands of child soldiers.
We must do everything possible so that the dignity of children may be respected, and end this form of slavery.
Whoever you are, if you are moved as I am, I ask you to join in this prayer intention: That the scandal of child-soldiers may be eliminated the world over.
Videos for January-November can be viewed here: http://apostleshipofprayer.org/the-pope-video