“We have done little for women”

Pope Francis said in the Pope Video for May

The Pope Video reaches its fifth edition in May, now “Respect for Women”. The project by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer), this month seeks to more fairly recognize the contribution of women.

(Vatican City, May 3, 2016) .- In May, the intention “Respect for Women”, aims to ensure that women may be honored and respected and that their essential contribution to society may be highly esteemed. Pope Francis goes through the monthly intentions in The Pope Video promoted by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer). According to figures from the World Health Organization, about one in three (35%) women in the world have suffered physical and / or sexual violence from their spouse or sexual violence from others at some point in their life.

“The intentions of The Pope Video for May is led by the testimony of other women who are hidden in the situations they face every day. The Pope wants to express forcefully that the work of recognizing their contribution is an effort of society as a whole and that much remains to be done. Discrimination, gender violence and lack of equality, are challenges which we have to work if we really want change, “emphasized P. Frédéric Fornos, SJ, International Director of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer) and its youth branch, the Eucharistic Youth Movement (MEJ).

The Pope Video for the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network seeks to support and disseminate the monthly intentions of Pope Francis that calls men and women of the world to overcome the challenges of humanity. It has now registered more than 8 million online views within their own networks and a daily potential audience means more than 125,000,000 people who have received the news through these videos: The Interfaith Dialogue (January); Care of Creation (February); Children and Families in Difficulty (March); Small Farmers (April).

The Pope Video is made possible thanks to the support of the following institutions: Society of Jesus, Indigo Music, Getty Images Latam, R/GA, with the collaboration of the Vatican Television Center. We also thank Rome Reports, EWTN, iMision, Aleteia.

The Pope Video is made possible thanks to the selfless contribution of many people. In this link you can access to make your donation.

 

Where you can see the video?

http://www.thepopevideo.org

https://www.youtube.com/embed/g7jQQqroGqA?rel=0

https://www.facebook.com/thepopevideo

About The Pope Video

The Pope Video is a global initiative developed by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer) to disseminate the monthly intentions of the Holy Father concerning the challenges facing humanity. The videos seek to unite people in praying with Pope Francis for those challenges. The Project has the support of the Vatican Television Center (CTV), sole owner of the rights. For more information: http://www.thepopevideo.org.

About the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer)

For over a century, the Apostleship of Prayer has been publishing to the world the prayer intentions entrusted to them by popes. Now in this digital age it emphasizes its role through the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network as it employs new media technology for communicating the prayer intentions. Its mission is to unite people in prayer and service in response to the challenges facing humanity which the Holy Father expresses in his monthly intentions. Those who participate in this network are encouraged to become apostles in daily life through a spiritual path called “Way of the Heart,” transforming those who take that path in the service of the mission of Jesus Christ. Founded in 1844 and present in over 100 countries, the Apostleship of Prayer unites more than 35 million people in its network, including its youth branch, the Eucharistic Youth Movement. For more information: http://www.apmej.org.

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