Lord, deliver us from the temptation to want to save ourselves, and our reputations; help us to acknowledge our guilt and to seek humble and concrete answers together, and in communion with all the People of God.
We are celebrating the Chair of St. Peter the Apostle. Pray for me and for my ministry--also for Pope Benedict--that I always and everywhere confirm my brothers and sisters in the faith.
Let us ask the Holy Spirit to sustain us during these days and to help us transform this evil into an opportunity for awareness and purification.
I invite you to pray during these days for the Meeting on the Protection of Minors in the Church, an event that I want to be a powerful gesture of pastoral responsibility in the face of an urgent challenge of our time.
Let us pray for a generous welcome of the victims of human trafficking, of enforced prostitution, and of violence.
I invite everyone to pray for the people of Yemen. Let us pray hard because there are children who are hungry, who are thirsty, who do not have medicine and are in danger of dying.
I am about to leave for the United Arab Emirates. I am visiting that Country as a brother, in order to write a page of dialogue together, and to travel paths of peace together. Pray for me!
Let us pray for the victims of the terrorist attack on the Cathedral of Jolo, in the Philippines. May the Lord, Prince of Peace, convert the hearts of the violent, and grant the inhabitants of that region a peaceful coexistence.