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Video Released for Pope’s June Prayer Intentions

Intentions This Month Focus on Eliminating Arms Trade, Peace and Healing

Since his Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has been releasing video messages to illustrate his monthly prayer intentions, through his Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer).

This week, the June video was released on its website. Videos for his prayer intentions can be viewed here:

The Pope’s official intention for June is:

  • “Prayer Intention – National Leaders:That national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade, which victimizes so many innocent people.|read the reflection

The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network propose also to pray, at the beginning of the month, with the 1st Angelus prayer intention:

  • “Urgent Intention –Peace and Healing: May the Holy Spirit grant peace to the entire world.  May He heal the wounds of war and terrorism, which most recently struck innocent civilians in London.  Let us pray for the victims and their families.”

About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a 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 four languages). She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight, and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, EWTN and Salt & Light. For 'The Other Francis': or

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