Vatican has announced Pope Benedict XVI’s prayer intentions for the
month of May. Both his prayer and mission intentions center on the
Church’s role in the building up of peace and justice throughout the
world as well as the defense of all human life.
The Holy Father's general prayer intention for the month reads "That the abundance of the gifts the Holy Spirit bestows on the Church may contribute to the growth of peace and justice in the world."
Likewise, his mission intention is "That in the mission countries those responsible for the public institutions may, with suitable laws, promote and defend human life from its conception to its natural termination."