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Papal Reflections

Papal Prayer Intention for

September 2019

For Our Oceans

There's plenty we can do to save our oceans.

We can choose sustainable fish in our weekly shopping. We can cut down on our plastics

much of which ends up in our oceans, and we can clean up after ourselves when we use the beach.

However the main initiatives have to be made by our world leaders, and this political will has to be supported by our scientists.

This month, Pope Francis invites us to join in his prayer intention for September,

"...That politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans."

Peace Actions for September

 Remembering that climate change impacts the poorest on our planet, use 'Season of Creation' (1st September to 4 October) to support climate friendly projects.

 Give Jewish friends or neighbours a New Year’s card to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, (Jewish New Year) which begins on 29 September this year.

 Engage in one practical peace-making activity on 21 September (UN International Day of Peace.

URL: official Twitter page of His Holiness Pope Francis

Each month the Pope entrusts prayer intentions to his Worldwide Prayer Network, the Apostleship of Prayer. These intentions express his great concern for humanity and the mission of the Church. His monthly prayer intention (one month is universal and the next month is for evangelization) is a global call to transform our prayer into “concrete gestures” of service. It is a monthly action plan mobilizing us to work together to build a more human and caring world.