Video messages of pope’s prayer intentions will hit social media

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January 4, 2016

Pope Francis leaves after celebrating Mass marking the feast of Mary, Mother of God, at the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome Jan. 1, 2016. The pope opened the Holy Door of the basilica before the Mass. The Holy Doors of Rome's four major basilicas are now open. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Pope Francis leaves after celebrating Mass marking the feast of Mary, Mother of God, at the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome Jan. 1, 2016. The pope opened the Holy Door of the basilica before the Mass. The Holy Doors of Rome’s four major basilicas are now open. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis will deliver his monthly prayer intentions on video over social media as part of a Jesuit-run global prayer network.

The new video messages, featuring the pope asking for prayers and action on various challenges facing the world today, will begin Jan. 6, the feast of the Epiphany of the Lord.

Often people are inundated with so much bad news that they might feel helpless, but “to pray together with Pope Francis for these challenges will us help a lot,” Jesuit Father Frederic Fornos told Vatican Radio Jan. 4.

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