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Video for Pope’s September Prayer Intentions Shows Opportunity for More Human Society

Pope asks, “Come help me,” to create a society where the person is at the center

In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has been releasing video messages to illustrate his monthly prayer intentions, announced by the Apostleship of Prayer.

Today, the September video was released and is available here.

The video focuses on changes in society, which are also an opportunity to create a “more human” world.

The Holy Father’s universal prayer intention for September is: “That each may contribute to the common good and to the building of a society that places the human person at the centre.”

His intention for evangelisation is: “That by participating in the Sacraments and meditating on Scripture, Christians may become more aware of their mission to evangelize.”

The text of the video message reads:

“Humanity is experiencing a crisis that is not only economic and financial, but is also ecological, educational, moral, and human.[1] When we talk about crisis, we talk about dangers, but also opportunities. What is the opportunity? Being solidarity.

“Come, help me.

“That each may contribute to the common good and to the building of a society that places the human person at the center.[2]


[1] Address of Holy Father Francis, Lecture Hall of the Pontifical Theological Faculty of Sardinia, Cagliari, Sunday, 22 September 2013. Paragraph 4.

[2] Universal Prayer Intention of the Holy Father entrusted to the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer), September 2016.

 

http://apostleshipofprayer.org/the-pope-video

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