Vatican City, Feb 2, 2021 / 12:00 pm America/Denver (CNA).
Pope Francis has dedicated the month of February to praying for women who are victims of violence.
In a video released on Feb. 1, the pope said: “It is shocking how many women are beaten, insulted, and raped. …We must not look the other way.”
The pope has asked people to pray for women who suffer from psychological violence, verbal violence, physical violence, sexual violence.
“The various forms of ill-treatment that many women suffer are acts of cowardice and a degradation of all humanity. Of men and of all humanity. The testimonies of the victims who dare to break their silence are a cry for help that we cannot ignore,” Pope Francis said.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="und" dir="ltr"><a href="https://t.co/QNDcxqqvH2">pic.twitter.com/QNDcxqqvH2</a></p>— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) <a href="https://twitter.com/Pontifex/status/1356267312785969152?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 1, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>