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Video for Pope's March Prayer Intentions Focuses on Persecuted Christians

Pope calls for prayers and material help of the whole Church

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In the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis began releasing video messages to illustrate his monthly prayer intention.
Today, the March video was released by the Apostleship of Prayer and is available here. It focuses on his prayer for persecuted Christians.
The Holy Father’s prayer intention for March is: “That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.»
Videos for January 2016-February 2017 can be viewed here:

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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': or

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