Just after completing his trip to Africa, Pope Benedict XVI has made his prayer intentions for April public. The intentions ask that rich countries will help the poor and hungry and that Christians can bring them hope. .-
Pope Benedict's general prayer intention for April is: "That the Lord may bless farmers' work with an abundant harvest and sensitize the richer populations to the drama of hunger in the world."
His mission intention is: "That the Christians who operate in the territories where the conditions of the poor, the weak and the women and children are most tragic, may be signs of hope, thanks to their courageous testimony to the Gospel of solidarity and love."