Vatican City, Mar 5, 2020 / 15:00 pm
In a video released on Thursday by Vatican Media, Pope Francis announced that his prayer intention for the month of March is for "the unity of Christians in China."
"Let us pray together that the Church in China may persevere in its faithfulness to the Gospel and grow in unity," Pope Francis said.
"The Church wants Chinese Christians to be truly Christians, and to be good citizens," the pope said, who "promote the Gospel, but without engaging in proselytism."
The Pope issues his monthly prayer intentions in a video format, as part of efforts by the Jesuit-run Worldwide Prayer Network for the Apostleship of Prayer to better spread his prayer intentions for humanity worldwide.