POPE FRANCIS’ JULY 2017 INTENTION: PRAY FOR THE RETURN OF THOSE WHO HAVE STRAYED AWAY FROM CHRISTIAN FAITH.

POPE FRANCIS’ JULY 2017 MONTHLY INTENTION: PRAY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE STRAYED AWAY FROM CHRISTIAN FAITH AND LIFE MAY REDISCOVER ITS BEAUTY.
 
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has released his video message accompanying his monthly prayer intention for July.
 
This month’s intention is for those distant from the Christian faith: “that our brothers and sisters who have strayed from the faith, through our prayer and witness to the Gospel, may rediscover the beauty of the Christian life.”
 
The text of the video message reads:
 
“Let us never forget that our joy is Jesus Christ — his faithful and inexhaustible love.
When a Christian becomes sad, it means that he has distanced himself from Jesus.
But then we must not leave him alone! We should offer him Christian hope — with our words, yes, but more with our testimony, with our freedom, with our joy.
Let us pray that our brothers and sisters who have strayed from the faith, through our prayer and witness to the Gospel, may rediscover the beauty of the Christian life.”
 
The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network of the Apostleship of Prayer developed the “Pope Video” initiative to assist in the worldwide dissemination of monthly intentions of the Holy Father in relation to the challenges facing humanity.
 
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