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Papal Reflections

Pope Francis’ Monthly Prayer Intention

[February 2019]

In the month of Saint Josephine Bakhhita’s feast day (8 February), Pope Francis

has chosen the ‘Victims of Human Trafficking’ as the theme for his monthly

prayer intention. Human trafficking and modern-day slavery affects men, women

and children. It is amongst the fastest growing of international crimes and one of the

largest sources of income for organised crime. And yes… it’s happening in the UK!  This month Pope Francis invites us to join in his intention “… For a generous welcome to the victims of human trafficking, enforced prostitution, and violence.”

To do :-

Keep informed :- Visit an excellent website to get informed and offers starting points for practical action and advice on spotting the signs of abuse

Be a conscientious consumer :- Make sure you know who produces the food and clothes you buy.

Peace Actions for February 2019#

17 February is Racial Justice Sunday. Use this event to address racial justice in some way, however small.

Support Fairtrade Fortnight [25 Feb–10 March].  This year’s focus is on ensuring that cocoa farmers are paid fairly for their work and are able to live a dignified life. Make an effort to buy Fairtrade Chocolate.

URL: official Twitter page of His Holiness Pope Francis

Each month the Pope entrusts prayer intentions to his Worldwide Prayer Network, the Apostleship of Prayer. These intentions express his great concern for humanity and the mission of the Church. His monthly prayer intention (one month is universal and the next month is for evangelization) is a global call to transform our prayer into “concrete gestures” of service. It is a monthly action plan mobilizing us to work together to build a more human and caring world.