On  4th  July  2017,  Holy  Father  Pope  Francis  in  a  video  message  conveyed  to  the  faithful,  the  prayer  intention  for  the  month  of  July  that  focused  on  those  that  are  gone  astray  from  Christian  Faith.  His  Holiness  reminded  that  when  a  Christian  becomes  sad,  that means   he  has  gone  away  from  Jesus  Christ  and  thus  it  is  necessary  for  the  world  to  pray  for  these  people.

As  reported  by  Vatican  news ,  His  Holiness  exhorted  in  the  video  that  “Let  us  never  forget  that  our  joy  is  Jesus  Christ  –his  faithful  and  inexhaustible  love ”  Further,  he  added  that  a  lonely  person  should  not  be  left  alone ,  a  truly  faithful  person  should  offer  Christian  hope  with  his  words,  testimony,  freedom  and  joy  to  such  people.

Holy  Father  concluded  the  video  by  stressing  that , ” Let  us  pray  that  our  brothers  and  sisters  who  have  strayed  from  the  faith,  through  our  prayer  and  witness  to  the  Gospel  ,may  rediscover  the  beauty  of  the  Christian  Life.”

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