Vatican City, Jun 30, 2021 / 15:00 pm
Pope Francis’ prayer intention in the month of July is for the world to leave behind polarization and enmity in favor of building up social friendship and dialogue.
“We must flee from social enmity which only destroys, and leave ‘polarization’ behind,” the pope said in his monthly prayer video, produced by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network.
“And this isn’t always easy, especially today when part of our politics, society, and media are bent on creating enemies so as to defeat them in a game of power,” he said.
The pope’s prayer video for July shows scenes of division, such as people rioting in a street, as well as scenes of social friendship, such as a police officer and a Black woman embracing.