March 2017 – Help persecuted Christians.
[Catholic. Orthodox. Protestant.]
How many people are being persecuted because of their faith, forced to abandon their homes, their places of worship, their lands, their loved ones!
They are persecuted and killed because they are Christians. Those who persecute them make no distinction between the religious communities to which they belong.
I ask you: how many of you pray for persecuted Christians?
Do it with me, that they may be supported by the prayers and material help of all the Churches and communities.
 Address of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Federation of Christian Organizations for International Volunteer Service (Focsiv). Paul VI Audience Hall, Thursday, 4 December 2014.
 Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis. Basilica of St. Paul Outside-The-Walls, Sunday, 25 January 2015.
 Pope Francis, General Audience. Saint Peter’s Square, Wednesday, 25 September 2013
 Universal Prayer Intention of the Holy Father entrusted to the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer). March 2017.