Pope Francis in The Pope Video for June:

“Can we ignore or neglect the elderly and sick?” 

The Pope Video, in its sixth edition, highlights “the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one.” The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network created the project to disseminate the monthly intentions of Pope Francis to focus on the challenges of humanity.

(Vatican, June 2, 2016) .- The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network today launched the sixth intention of 2016 for “the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one,” with the aim of raising awareness of the frequent neglect of elderly and sick.

The Pope invites all to join his request for the revitalization of solidarity in our cities. “Our cities should be characterized especially by solidarity, which is not only to give to the needy, but to be responsible for each other and generate a culture of encounter” expresses Pope Francis this month.

“Often it is generally believed that marginalized people end up in that situation for purely economic issues, but actually they are also influenced by family problems, social vulnerability or health problems. With the The Pope Video this month we express the intention of Francis of making cities opportunities of encounter and solidarity,” said Father Frédéric Fornos, SJ, International Director of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network and its youth branch, the Eucharistic Youth Movement (MEJ).

There is growing concern about the number of elderly who come into a state of neglect. According to the AgeWatch global index by an international alliance of NGOs, data reports that 1 in 10 elderly people describe themselves alone often or all the time. The Pope Video, by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, seeks to publicize challenges of humanity expressed by the intentions of Francis, as of this month, so we can together, men and women around the world, change circumstances through prayer and service.

The Pope Video has the support of the following institutions: Society of Jesus, IndigoMusic, GettyImagesLatam, R/GA, with the collaboration of Centro Televisivo Vaticano. 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.

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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.

About La Machi

The Pope Video is an idea of La Machi, a creative boutique specializing in communication to advance good causes founded in 2012, with offices in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, and Rome. Its mission is to help companies, NGOs, and religious institutions communicate their philanthropic purposes. It specializes in strategic communication, creative advertising, digital development, and fundraising. La Machi has been recognized as a “Friend of Project Red” (RIIAL) and won the 2015 Mercury Prize for Best International SME Marketing which is awarded by the Argentina Association of Marketing.

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