Vatican City, Jun 5, 2016 / 10:15 am
For Pope Francis, June is a month dedicated to praying for a demographic he frequently brings up in his speeches and homilies: the elderly, sick and marginalized, particularly for solidarity for those in big cities.
"In our cities the elderly and sick are neglected. Can we ignore it?" the Pope asks in the video, published June 2.
Our cities, he said, "should be characterized above all by solidarity, which entails not only giving to the needy, but also taking responsibility for one another and fostering a culture of encounter."
He asked viewers to join him in praying that "the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find – even within the huge cities – opportunities for encounter and solidarity."