Pope Francis' August prayer intention is for people in the maritime world.
The Pope asks for prayers for seafarers and those working in the maritime world.
Pope Francis on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, released a video message containing his prayer intention for the month of August. He encourages prayers for those “who work and live from the sea, among them sailors, fishermen and their families”.
According to Vatican News, one of the sponsors of Sea Sunday, marked on the second Sunday of July, is the Apostleship of the Sea, that provides hospitality and pastoral care to seafarers, fishers and their families regardless of their nationality, creed, race or culture.
FULL TEXT of Pope Francis' Video:
"The life of sailors or fishermen and their families is very difficult. Sometimes they are victims of forced labor or are left behind in distant ports. The competition of industrial fishing and the problem of pollution make their work even more complicated. Without the people of the sea, many parts of the world would starve. Let us pray for all those who work and live from the sea, among them sailors, fishermen and their families. "