Pope Francis has released a video to accompany his August prayer intention, which is for people “who work and live from the sea, among them sailors, fishermen, and their families”.

The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, formerly known as the Apostleship of Prayer, organizes and disseminates “The Pope Video”.  The network is a pontifical initiative, whose mission is to pray and encounter the challenges facing humanity and the mission of the Church that concern the Holy Father, expressed in his monthly intentions.

“The life of sailors or fishermen and their families is very difficult,” Pope Francis notes in the video message in his native Spanish language.  “Sometimes they are victims of forced labor or are left behind in distant ports.

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