Skip to main content


Papal January Intention: for Migrants

1/2/2006 - 6:00 AM PST

Advertisment

VATICAN CITY, JAN. 2, 2006 (Zenit) - During the month of January, Benedict XVI will pray especially that migrants "be recognized as persons created in the image and likeness of God and welcomed with respect and charity."

The Apostleship of Prayer announced the Pope's missionary intention for the month. Thousands of faithful worldwide offer prayers and sacrifices for the Holy Father's prayer intentions.

The primary concern of Benedict XVI's prayer this month are the 200 million people "who live and work in a country which is not the one in which they were born. This is a sign of the times and a phenomenon which transforms whole countries."

The papal concern is pointed out by Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, apostolic nuncio and the Holy See's permanent observer to the United Nations in Geneva, in his commentary on the prayer intention. The commentary was published by the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

The Pope also prays every month for a general intention, which for the month of January is that all Christians may "grow in unity and love in order to build reconciliation and peace among all peoples of the earth."

Contact

The Vatican
http://www.catholic.org  , VA
Pope Benedict XVI - Bishop of Rome, 661 869-1000

Email

info@yourcatholicvoice.org

Keywords

Benedict, Intention, Migrants, Respect, Charity

Rate This Article

Very Helpful Somewhat Helpful Not Helpful at All

Yes, I am Interested No, I am not Interested

Rate Article

0 Comments

Leave a Comment

Comments submitted must be civil, remain on-topic and not violate any laws including copyright. We reserve the right to delete any comments which are abusive, inappropriate or not constructive to the discussion.

Though we invite robust discussion, we reserve the right to not publish any comment which denigrates the human person, undermines marriage and the family, or advocates for positions which openly oppose the teaching of the Catholic Church.

This is a supervised forum and the Editors of Catholic Online retain the right to direct it.

We also reserve the right to block any commenter for repeated violations. Your email address is required to post, but it will not be published on the site.

We ask that you NOT post your comment more than once. Catholic Online is growing and our ability to review all comments sometimes results in a delay in their publication.

Send me important information from Catholic Online and it's partners. See Sample

Post Comment


Newsletter Sign Up

Daily Readings

Reading 1, First Corinthians 15:35-37, 42-49
Someone may ask: How are dead people raised, and what sort of ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 56:10-12, 13-14
In God whose word I praise, in Yahweh whose word I praise, in ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 8:4-15
With a large crowd gathering and people from every town finding ... Read More

Saint of the Day

September 20 Saint of the Day

Sts. Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang, and Companions
September 20: Feastday: September 20 The evangelization of Korea began ... Read More