Pope Francis’ Prayer intention for February 2017: Welcome the Needy

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for February 2017: For those who are weighed down, especially the poor, refugees and marginalized, that they might find welcome and support in our communities.

Pope Francis – February 2017

Welcome the Needy

We live in cities that throw up skyscrapers and shopping centers and strike big real estate deals … but they abandon a part of themselves to marginal settlements on the periphery.

Address of Pope Francis to the participants in the World Meeting of Popular Movements.  Old Synod Hall, Tuesday, 28 October 2014.

The result of this situation is that great sections of the population are excluded and marginalized: without a job, without options, without a way out.

Evangelii Gaudium: Apostolic Exhortation “The Joy of the Gospel”. Art. 53.

Don’t abandon them. Pray with me for all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.

Universal Prayer Intention of the Holy Father entrusted to the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer). February 2017.