At the end of his General Audience, of January 18, Pope Francis prayed for a Catholic Priest who was killed in Nigeria, after bandits burnt his rectory.
Lastly, as usual, my thoughts go to the young, the sick, the elderly and the newly weds. At the beginning of the "Week of Prayer for Christian Unity", I invite each of you to pray and to work so that among all believers in Christ the path towards full communion may be increasingly affirmed, and at the same time I encourage you to commit yourselves, with dedication and in every environment of life, to be builders of reconciliation and peace.
My blessing to all.
I offer a warm welcome to the English-speaking pilgrims taking part in today’s Audience, especially the groups from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Australia and the United States of America. I offer a special greeting to the many student groups present. I ask all of you to join me in praying for Father Isaac Achi, of the Diocese of Minna in northern Nigeria, who was killed last Sunday in an attack on his rectory. So many Christians continue to be the target of violence: let us remember them in our prayers! Upon all of you, and upon your families, I invoke the joy and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ. God bless you!