07 JULY 2017 – Those distant from the Christian faith
Let us never forget that our joy is Jesus Christ — his faithful and inexhaustible love.
When a Christian becomes sad, it means that he has distanced himself from Jesus.
But then we must not leave him alone! We should offer him Christian hope — with our words, yes, but more with our testimony, with our freedom, with our joy.
Let us pray that our brothers and sisters who have strayed from the faith, through our prayer and witness to the Gospel, may rediscover the beauty of the Christian life.
 Pope Francis Angelus, Saint Peter’s Square, 3rd Sunday of Advent, 15 December 2013.
 Universal Prayer Intention of the Holy Father entrusted to the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network. July 2017.