WHAT IS THE POPE’S WORLDWIDE PRAYER NETWORK?

The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network engages the challenges facing humanity and the mission of the Church. Those challenges are expressed in monthly prayer intentions of the Pope.

It is an ecclesial service of the Holy See entrusted to the Society of Jesus.

An Ecclesial Prayer Network. We invite Catholics to pray for and act upon the challenges of humanity and the mission of the Church identified by the Pope in his monthly intentions. These prayer intentions are a key for our prayer and mission.

A mission of compassion for the world. We invite Catholics to be apostles in daily life through a spiritual path called "Way of the Heart", a way which transforms us in  the service of the mission of the Church. The spirituality of the Heart of Jesus is our  foundation.

Pope Francis: “I would also like to invite you to join in the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, which spreads, also through social networks, the prayer intentions I propose for the Church each month. In this way, the Apostleship of Prayer moves forward and communion grows” – Angelus – January 8, 2017

The Apostleship of Prayer was founded in 1844 in France. In 1866 its first statutes, were approved by Pope Pius IX, and in 1896 they were reviewed and reapproved by Pope Leo XIII. He linked to himself this network of prayer and entrusted to it to the Society of Jesus. In 1951 Pope Pius XII approved new statues. In July 2016 Pope Francis asked that the appointment of National Directors be approved by the local Bishop’s Conferences. We are going to have new statues as Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network.

The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network – 98 countries – 35 million Catholics. The Eucharistic Youth Movement (EYM) is present in 56 countries – our youth branch, with 1, 6 million children and youth (5-25 years of age)

For more information visit www.popesprayer.net .