Pope Francis: August Prayer Intention

For World Youth Day in Lisbon

Let us pray that the World Youth Day in Lisbon will help young people to set out on the journey, witnessing to the Gospel with their own lives.

Pope Francis, August 2023

Pope Francis’ monthly prayer intention for August is for the World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal.

The Pope invited the Church to pray for this intention in this month’s The Pope Video, which is entrusted to the entire Catholic Church through the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network.

The video was created in collaboration with the Lisbon 2023 WYD Foundation and the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, and is about young people and World Youth Day.

Pope Francis’ message emphasizes his invitation to young people to quickly take the path of bearing joyful witness to the Gospel.

The video begins with Pope Francis reassuring young people of their importance for the Church, noting the Church needs young people in order to survive.

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