Pope's Prayer in May: for Defense of the Family

And That Mary Will Be With All Missionaries

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VATICAN CITY, APRIL 30, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI is praying this month for the defense and promotion of the family.

The Apostleship of Prayer announced the intentions chosen by the Pope for May.

His general intention is "that initiatives which defend and uphold the role of the family may be promoted within society."

And the Pontiff's mission intention is "that Mary, Queen of the World and Star of Evangelization, may accompany all missionaries in proclaiming her Son Jesus."