Pope Francis yesterday, released a video message, detailing his Prayer Intention for the month of August, which is for the families, as “one of the treasures of humanity”.
The following is the text of his video message.
“When speaking of families, often the image of a treasure comes to my mind.
Today's rhythm of life, stress, pressure at work, and also the little attention paid by institutions, could put them in danger.
It's not enough to talk about their importance: it's necessary to promote concrete means and to develop their role in society with a good family policy.
Together, let us ask Jesus that any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.”
It is Pope's 'Worldwide Prayer Network of the Apostleship of Prayer' that develops videos for the online monthly circulation of Prayer Intentions.