Friday, July 29, 2011

VATICAN: POPE: PRAYER INTENTION AND DONATES SIGNATURE FOR AFRICA


BENEDICT XVI'S PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR AUGUST

VATICAN CITY, 29 JUL 2011 (VIS) - Pope Benedict's general prayer intention for August is: "That World Youth Day in Madrid may encourage young people throughout the world to have their lives rooted and built up in Christ".

His mission intention is: "That Western Christians may be open to the action of the Holy Spirit and rediscover the freshness and enthusiasm of their faith". (IMAGE SOURCE: RADIO VATICANA)


POPE DONATES SIGNATURE FOR AFRICA

ROME REPORTS: Benedict XVI has donated a signed photograph of himself for a charity auction this September. The proceeds will help save children in the Darfur region of Sudan.

Works of art created by 100 celebrities will be auctioned off in London. Contributions are being made by politicians and celebrities such as Prince Charles, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and actress Anne Heche.


The Horn of Africa is currently experiencing what aid agencies are calling the worst drought in 60 years. It has forced thousands to flee their homes in search of food and water.

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