Pope Francis' Universal Intention: That, rejecting the culture of indifference, we may care for our neighbours who suffer, especially the sick and the poor.
“All life has inestimable value even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.”
— Message to Catholics taking part in annual Day for Life in Britain and Ireland July 28, 2013
Pope Francis' Evangelization Intention: That Mary’s intercession may help Christians in secularized cultures be ready to proclaim Jesus.
Every Christian is challenged, here and now, to be actively engaged in evangelization; indeed, anyone who has truly experienced God’s saving love does not need much time or lengthy training to go out and proclaim that love.—Evangelii Gaudium
When the Church summons Christians to take up the task of evangelization, she is simply pointing to the source of authentic personal fulfilment. For “here we discover a profound law of reality: that life is attained and matures in the measure that it is offered up in order to give life to others. This is certainly what mission means”.—Evangelii Gaudium