The Pope's Intentions

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The Pope's Prayer Intention

For the martyrs of our day, witnesses to Christ - March 2024

We pray that those who risk their lives for the Gospel in various parts of the world inflame the Church with their courage and missionary enthusiasm.

April 2024 Intention

For the role of women

We pray that the dignity and immense value of women be recognized in every culture, and for the end of discrimination that they experience in different parts of the world.

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February 2024 Intention
For the terminally ill

We pray that those with a terminal illness, and their families, receive the necessary physical and spiritual care and accompaniment.

January 2024 Intention

For the Gift of Diversity in the Church

We pray that the Holy Spirit may help us to recognise the gift of different charisms within the Christian community and to discover the richness of different traditions and rituals in the Catholic Church.

How Are The Prayer Intentions Chosen?

The faithful from around the world suggest papal prayer intentions in each country to their national office, which selects some of them and sends those to the international office of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network in Vatican City. Through prayerful discernment the international office selects a large number of them and submits them to the Pope to help his discernment. After his prayer and discernment he entrusts to the International Director of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network the official set of monthly prayer intentions, which are then translated into the major world languages and published in print and digital formats.

Intentions for 2024 [English] [Spanish] [French]

Intentions for 2025 [English] [Spanish] [French]

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Monthly Small Group Reflection

One of the most fruitful ways to learn and share our Catholic faith is through small group discussion and study. 

Download your small group reflection guide each month from the Holy Father’s official prayer network.