Pope Francis on May 2, 2019, released a video message accompanying his prayer intention for May, which this month is for the Church in Africa.
The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network of the Apostleship of Prayer developed “The Pope Video” initiative to assist in the worldwide dissemination of monthly intentions of the Holy Father in relation to the challenges facing humanity.
The full text of his intention is below:
The ethnic, linguistic, and tribal divisions in Africa can be overcome by promoting unity in diversity.
I want to thank the religious sisters, priests, laity, and missionaries for their work to create dialogue and reconciliation among the various sectors of African society.
Let us pray this month that the Church in Africa, through the commitment of its members, may be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for this continent.