INVITATION TO ROME TO CELEBRATE 175 YEARS OF THE POPE’S WORLDWIDE PRAYER NETWORK (APOSTLESHIP OF PRAYER)

You are formally invited to Rome to celebrate together with Pope Francis, in the Vatican City, the 175th anniversary of this ecclesial service now recognised as a Pontifical Work. The occasion takes place on the Solemnity of the Heart of Jesus, Friday 28th June 2019, in the Paul VI Audience Hall. This invitation is extended to the youth branch, the Eucharistic Youth Movement.

AUDIENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR WITH THE HOLY FATHER

Dear friends in Christ,

On Friday, August 31st I had a private audience with Pope Francis. We spoke about the entire process of the recreation of the Apostleship of Prayer as the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network. I presented to him the plans for the third stage of refoundation in relation to the parishes, groups, and communities. The Pope is happy and grateful for the recreation of this ecclesial service, now a Pontifical Work. We spoke of the importance of prayer for these challenges faced by humanity and the mission of the Church, supported in the Way of the Heart, a mission of compassion for the world.