Will You Pray With Pope Francis?
Each month the Pope announces two prayer intentions. One is universal, or general, while the other concerns evangelization more specifically. Pope Francis invites us to join him in praying for these intentions. Here are Pope Francis’ prayer intentions for July 2016.
Universal: Respect for Indigenous Peoples
That indigenous peoples, whose identity and very existence are threatened, will be shown due respect.
Evangelisation: Latin America & the Caribbean
That the Church in Latin America and the Caribbean, by means of her mission to the continent, may announce the Gospel with renewed vigor and enthusiasm.
Indigenous Peoples of Australia
Do you know who the indigenous people of your place are? Can you find out about them and pray for and with them this month?
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are the indigenous peoples of Australia. Listening to their experiences is one way of showing respect. You can learn more about their experience of culture and faith here.
The Catholic Church in Australia celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday on the first Sunday in July. There are lots of resources to help you pray for Pope Francis’ intention this month in this kit for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday 2016.
This website was built on Aboriginal land. We acknowledge the Guringai people of the Eora nation as the traditional custodians of this land and pay respect to their elders past and present.
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