This month’s intention “Say ‘No’ to Corruption” is that those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.
In the video promoting the theme, released February 1, 2018, the Holy Father stressed that “corruption is not countered with silence”.
The text of the video message reads:
“What is at the root of slavery, unemployment, and disregard for nature and goods held in common? Corruption, a process of death that feeds the culture of death.
Because the thirst for power and possessions knows no limits.
Corruption is not countered with silence.
We must speak about it, denounce its evils, and try to understand it so as to show our resolve to make mercy reign over meanness, beauty over nothingness.
Let us pray that those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.”
The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network addresses the challenges facing humanity and assists the mission of the Church. We pray and work to meet the challenges of the world identified by the Pope in his monthly intentions while walking a spiritual path called the “Way of the Heart.”