DIALOGUE IS KEY TO CONSTRUCTING THE COMMON GOOD
The Pope’s prayer intention for the month of July
(Vatican City, June 24, 2021) - The upcoming Pope Video, which will be published on July 1, presents the prayer intention that Pope Francis is entrusting to the entire Catholic Church through the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network: “Let us pray that, in social, economic, and political situations of conflict, we may be courageous and passionate architects of dialogue and friendship.”
The Holy Father’s prayer intention addresses the many problems and crises of living side by side that are being experienced on a global level, on the level of societies and families, and in relationships among people in general. In the face of this he proposes the path of dialogue to “build social friendship which is so necessary,” and to “live with passion the challenges we face in constructing the common good.”
Although on many occasions the media or politics make us prisoners of their power games to create enmity, the Pope asks us to pray against this destructive polarization, and thus to become true architects of dialogue.