Let us pray that people with disabilities may be at the centre of attention in society, and that institutions may offer inclusion programmes that value their active participation.
Let us pray for the Pope that, with the help of the Holy Spirit, he may continue to accompany in the faith the flock entrusted to him.
Let us pray for the Church, that she may adopt listening and dialogue as a style of life at every level, allowing herself to be guided by the Holy Spirit towards the world’s peripheries
Let us pray for those people on the margins of society in subhuman living conditions, that they may not be neglected by institutions and never be cast out.
Let us pray that the World Youth Day in Lisbon will help young people to set out on the journey, witnessing to the Gospel with their own lives.
Let us pray that Catholics place at the centre of their lives the Eucharistic Celebration, which transforms human relationships profoundly and opens up an encounter with God and their brothers and sisters.
Let us pray that the international community may commit itself concretely to abolish torture, guaranteeing support to victims and their families.
Let us pray that ecclesial movements and groups may daily rediscover their evangelizing mission, and that they place their own charisms at the service of the world’s needs.
Let us pray for a more widespread culture of non-violence, that will progress when countries and citizens alike resort less and less to the use of arms.
We pray for those who have suffered harm from members of the Church; may they find within the Church herself a concrete response to their pain and suffering.