Nurses are the most numerous healthcare workers, and those closest to the sick, and midwives carry out perhaps the noblest of the professions. Let us pray for all of them, that they may do their precious work in the best possible way.
I would like to ask everyone to pray to the Lord that He will help this people at this difficult time. I am close to the people of Australia.
Let us pray to the Lord for the victims of yesterday’s horrible terrorist attack in Mogadishu in Somalia, where the explosion of a car bomb killed more than 70 people. I am close to their loved ones, and to all who mourn their loss. Let's pray together: Hail Mary.
I join in the suffering that has struck the dear people of the Philippines due to Typhoon Phanfone. I pray for the numerous victims, for the wounded and for their families. I invite everyone to recite the Ave Maria with me for this people to whom I love so much.
I accompany that meeting with prayer, an intense prayer, because this peace is needed, and I invite you to do the same so that this initiative of political dialogue leads to the fruits of peace in justice for these territories and their people.
Let us pray for all the pastors of the Church, that they might guide the flock entrusted to them with the same firmness and tenderness of the Good Shepherd.
Let's pray for peace in RDCongo, seriously threatened in the east of the country, where conflicts are fueled from outside, and with the complicit silence of many.
I ask you to join in praying each day for the conversion of hearts and for the triumph of a culture of life, reconciliation and fraternity.
I leave today on my 32nd #ApostolicJourney. Dear friends in Thailand and Japan, before we meet, let us pray together that these days may be rich in grace and joy.
My thoughts go out to beloved Burkina Faso, where an attack has killed many people. I entrust to the Lord the victims and all those who suffer as a result of such tragedies. I appeal to the Authorities to promote inter-religious dialogue and harmony.