Pope's prayer intentions for April

The Vatican Information Service released this morning Pope Benedict XVI's prayer intentions for April.

His general prayer intention for April is:

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"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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