October 2016 -  Journalists

That journalists, in carrying out their work, may always be motivated by respect for truth and a strong sense of ethics.

September 2016 -  For a more human society

That each may contribute to the common good and to the building of a society that places the human person at the center.

August 2016 - Sports

That sports may be an opportunity for friendly encounters between peoples and may contribute to peace in the world.

July 2016 - Respect for Indigenous Peoples

That indigenous peoples, whose identity and very existence are threatened, will be shown due respect.

June 2016 - Human Solidarity

That the aged, marginalized, and those who have no one may find–even within the huge cities of the world–opportunities for encounter and solidarity.

May 2016 - Respect for Women

April 2016 - Small Farmers

That small farmers may receive a just reward for their precious labor.


March 2016 - Families in Difficulty

That families in need may receive the necessary support and that children may grow up in healthy and peaceful environments.

February 2016 - Care for Creation

That we may take good care of creation - a gift freely given - cultivating and protecting it for future generations.

January 2016 - Interreligious Dialogue

That sincere dialogue among men and women of different faiths may produce the fruits of peace and justice.