February 08, 2018

Say 'No' to Corruption: February Prayer Intention of Pope Francis

We are all invited to join with Pope Francis and his worldwide prayer network in praying this month's intention: Say 'No' to Corruption

Pope Francis' Intentions for 2018: English (PDF); en español (PDF)

Post your prayer in the Baggot Street Chapel

Text of the February video:

'What is at the root of slavery, unemployment, and disregard for nature and goods held in common? Corruption, a process of death that feeds the culture of death.
Because the thirst for power and possessions knows no limits.
Corruption is not countered with silence.
We must speak about it, denounce its evils, and try to understand it so as to show our resolve to make mercy reign over meanness, beauty over nothingness.
Let us pray that those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.'

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