POPE FRANCIS ASKS FOR PRAYERS AND ACTION FOR SOCIETY’S “OUTCASTS”
Pope Francis’s prayer intention for the month of September
(Vatican City, 22 August 2023) - The Pope Video for the month of September is moving. Pope Francis makes a pressing appeal through the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network to pray “for those people on the margins” of society.
“How could we have reached this level of indifference?” the Holy Father asks in the video, noting that “a homeless person who dies on the street will never appear among the top stories of search engines or newscasts.”
“Our necks are going to get stiff from looking the other way so we don’t have to see this situation,” Pope Francis warns, pleading that we “stop making invisible those who are on the margins of society, whether it’s due to poverty, addictions, mental illness or disability.”
During the month of September, let us accompany the Pope in prayer “for those people who live on the margins of society in subhuman living conditions, that they may not be neglected by institutions and never be cast out.”