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Pope’s July 2017 prayer intention: lapsed Christians

July 04, 2017

Pope Francis’s prayer intention for July is for lapsed Christians, that “our brothers and sisters who have strayed from the faith, through our prayer and witness to the Gospel, may rediscover the merciful closeness of the Lord and the beauty of the Christian life.”

The Apostleship of Prayer, an apostolate of the Society of Jesus entrusted with the monthly intentions, has offered a reflection based on the prayer intention, and will likely soon release a video in which Pope Francis discusses the intention.


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  • Posted by: mwean7331 - Jul. 04, 2017 5:44 PM ET USA

    Yes it is important we pray for lapsed Catholics but we need to do much more like teaching, preaching the truth, and correct example. it behooves the clergy, in particular, to set a better example The so called liberal clergy such as the Father Martins can do much damage and do no good in bringing the sheep back to the fold. People are looking for the truth and the guidance to know what it is. The sheep will follow the shepherd if they recognize his scent. .