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.