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BE CLOSE TO THOSE WHO SUFFER FROM STRESS AND DEPRESSION

The Pope’s prayer intention for the month of November

(Vatican City, October 27, 2021) – On November 3, a new Pope Video will be published, presenting the prayer intention that Pope Francis is entrusting to the entire Catholic Church through the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network. This month, the Holy Father invites us to “pray that people who suffer from depression or burn-out will find support and a light that opens them up to life.”

On countless occasions throughout his pontificate, the Pope has insisted on the need to accompany people who suffer; this month, he focuses especially on all those who “experience extreme exhaustion—mental, emotional, affective, and physical exhaustion.” The situation today and the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, what’s more, have increased the cases of depression and stress in many places and made them worse.

Insisting on the need to accompany them without wanting to give them “instructions,” in this video—created with the support of the Association of Catholic Mental Health Ministers - Francis calls for all these people who are overwhelmed to be given the psychological support they need, and to remember that Jesus’ words and example also help.

 

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Infographic - TPV 11 2021 EN - People who suffer from depression
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