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Every month, the Holy Father has prayer intentions.

April’s prayer intention?

The Vatican has announced that during the month of April, Pope Benedict XVI will focus his prayer specifically on the plight of the much-persecuted Church in China.

The text of the Holy Father’s April mission intention, released today, is "That the Church in China may carry out its evangelizing mission serenely and in full freedom."

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thomas tucker

posted March 31, 2006 at 3:39 pm

Doesn’t he know, based on a recent study on prayer in sick patients, that prayer doesn’t work? :)

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posted March 31, 2006 at 3:41 pm

Promoting the monthly papal prayer intentions, which are typically announced the previous year in L’Osservatore Romano, has been the longtime mission of the Apostleship of Prayer.
The intentions for the rest of 2006 can be found here:

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Woody Jones

posted March 31, 2006 at 10:47 pm

V. Oremus pro pontifice nostro Benedicto.
R. Dominus conservet eum, et vivificat eum et beatum faciat eum in terra, et non tradt eum in animam enemicis eius.

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posted April 1, 2006 at 1:00 pm

I took great pleasure in praying for this intention of the Pope’s this morning. I hope it brings quickly visible fruit! (Not that invisible workings of God are bad, but the Chinese could sure use a visible break.)
There’s one tradition, which I think is very cool and which I wish I’d known about as a kid, of praying the 3 Hail Maries of the “path into the garden” (the little set of beads on a rosary with the crucifix on the end) for the Pope’s intentions (after praying the Mysteries). Very Body of Christ-ish.

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Kevin Odey, sj

posted October 2, 2007 at 4:14 am

Pls, forward to me appostleship of prayer intentions for 2008. I need them for the 2008 calendar which i’m working on.

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