As we enter into a particularly focused period of prayer with the beginning of the Easter Triduum today, let us keep our Holy Father's intentions in our prayers this month.
Pope Benedict's general prayer intention for April is:
That every tendency to fundamentalism and extremism may be countered by constant respect, by tolerance and by dialogue among all believers.
His mission intention is:
That Christians persecuted for the sake of the Gospel may persevere, sustained by the Holy Spirit, in faithfully witnessing to the love of God for the entire human race.
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