Pope Benedict prays for those persecuted ‘for the sake of faith and justice’

.- This morning, the Vatican announced Pope Benedict's first general prayer intention for the world.

This month, the Pope prays, "That those persecuted for the sake of faith and justice may experience the consolation and strength of the Holy Spirit".
In addition, the Holy Father’s traditional mission intention is: "That the Pontifical Missionary Works, proposed by the Holy Father and the bishops for the evangelization of all nations, may help the people of God to feel that they have a real part to play in the mission 'ad gentes'."

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