June 2017 - National Leaders

That national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade, which victimizes so many innocent people.

May 2017 - Christians in Africa

That Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace.

April 2017 - Youth

That young people may respond generously to their vocations and seriously consider offering themselves to God in the priesthood or consecrated life.


March 2017 - Support for Persecuted Christians

That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.

February 2017 - Welcome the needy

That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.

January 2017 - Christians serving humanity

For all who contribute through prayer and fraternal charity to restoring full ecclesial communion in service of the challenges facing humanity


December 2016 - End to Child-Soldiers

That the scandal of child-soldiers may be eliminated the world over.


November 2016 - Countries Receiving Refugees

That the countries which take in a great number of displaced persons and refugees may find support for their efforts which show solidarity.

October 2016 -  Journalists

That journalists, in carrying out their work, may always be motivated by respect for truth and a strong sense of ethics.

September 2016 -  For a more human society

That each may contribute to the common good and to the building of a society that places the human person at the center.

August 2016 - Sports

That sports may be an opportunity for friendly encounters between peoples and may contribute to peace in the world.

July 2016 - Respect for Indigenous Peoples

That indigenous peoples, whose identity and very existence are threatened, will be shown due respect.

June 2016 - Human Solidarity

That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find–even within the huge cities of the world–opportunities for encounter and solidarity.

May 2016 - Respect for Women

April 2016 - Small Farmers

That small farmers may receive a just reward for their precious labor.


March 2016 - Families in Difficulty

That families in need may receive the necessary support and that children may grow up in healthy and peaceful environments.

February 2016 - Care for Creation

That we may take good care of creation - a gift freely given - cultivating and protecting it for future generations.

January 2016 - Interreligious Dialogue

That sincere dialogue among men and women of different faiths may produce the fruits of peace and justice.