Prayer Intention for July 2017 Is For 'Lapsed Christians'

For Those Who Have Strayed From Faith to Rediscover Closeness to the Lord

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Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of July 2017 is: “Lapsed Christians: That our brothers and sisters who have strayed from the faith, through our prayer and witness to the Gospel, may rediscover the merciful closeness of the Lord and the beauty of the Christian life.”
As is done every month, the intention is published and commented by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer). The Pontiff’s new tradition of making a video-message for his intention will be released in the upcoming days and available for viewing 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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