From the Vatican
EVANGELIZATION: The Church in Africa, a seed of unity: 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.
UNIVERSAL: Doctors and their collaborators in war-torn areas: For doctors and their humanitarian collaborators in war-torn areas, who risk their lives to save the lives of others.
EVANGELIZATION: Recognition of the Right of Christian Communities: That Christian communities, especially those who are persecuted, feel that they are close to Christ and have their rights respected.
UNIVERSAL: Human Trafficking: For a generous welcome of the victims of human trafficking, of enforced prostitution, and of violence.
EVANGELIZATION: Young People and the Example of Mary: That young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.
EVANGELIZATION: In the Service of the Transmission of Faith: That people, who are involved in the service and transmission of faith, may find, in their dialogue with culture, a language suited to the conditions of the present time.
UNIVERSAL: In the Service of Peace: That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.
EVANGELIZATION: The Mission of Religious: That consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves, and be present among the poor, the marginalized, and those who have no voice.
UNIVERSAL: Young People in Africa: That young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries.
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