ASK FATHER: Praying for the Holy Father’s Intentions

Posted February 15, 2017 11:30 am by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

ASK FATHER: Praying for the Holy Father’s Intentions

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
When praying for an indulgence, is it better / okay to pray for Holy Father’s HOLY intentions, rather than simply his intentions?
These days it seems that – laying aside his published universal intentions – some of his intentions as implied by his actions are not ones that I want to pray for.
The conditions for obtaining an indulgence include praying for the Holy Father’s intentions.  That means praying for the intentions that he designates.  Right?  That seems fairly clear.
It may be that in a given month you know the intentions, or you don’t know the intentions.  In that case

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