March 2017 – Help persecuted Christians.

[Catholic. Orthodox. Protestant.]

How many people are being persecuted because of their faith, forced to abandon their homes, their places of worship, their lands, their loved ones![1]

They are persecuted and killed because they are Christians. Those who persecute them make no distinction between the religious communities to which they belong.[2]

I ask you: how many of you pray for persecuted Christians?[3]

Do it with me, that they may be supported by the prayers and material help of all the Churches and communities.[4]

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[1] Address of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Federation of Christian Organizations for International Volunteer Service (Focsiv). Paul VI Audience Hall, Thursday, 4 December 2014.

[2] Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis. Basilica of St. Paul Outside-The-Walls, Sunday, 25 January 2015.

[3] Pope Francis, General Audience.  Saint Peter’s Square, Wednesday, 25 September 2013

[4] Universal Prayer Intention of the Holy Father entrusted to the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer). March 2017.


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