Papal Prayer Intentions For February
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Papal Prayer Intentions for February
VATICAN CITY, JAN. 31, 2006 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI's special prayer intention for the coming month reflects the urgency of evangelization in mission lands and the role of the laity in this task, including in public life.
In February the Pope will pray that lay Catholics in mission lands may "serve their country with ever greater commitment in every field, including politics and social assistance."
The Apostleship of Prayer announced the missionary intention, chosen by the Pope. For this intention he offers his prayers and sacrifices along with those of thousands of the faithful worldwide.
"Over two-thirds of the world's 6 billion people live without yet knowing or recognizing Jesus Christ," recalled Archbishop Nicholas Cheong Jin-Suk of Seoul, in a commentary on the intention, published by the Vatican Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.
The Holy Father also prays every month for a general intention, which in February will be: "That the international community be ever more aware of the urgent duty to put an end to the traffic of human beings."