The Pope Videofor February, illustrating the pope’s monthly prayer intention, offers a powerful message against the violence that millions of women suffer daily: “psychological violence, verbal violence, physical violence, sexual violence.”
Francis is asking the faithful of the Catholic Church to pray for this intention, through the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network.
For Pope Francis, these abuses are “acts of cowardice and a degradation of all humanity.” He asks us to pray for the victims, “that they may be protected by society and have their sufferings considered and heeded by all.”
This month’s Pope Videoseeks to make the drama of this issue visible also through narration with images. Thanks to the collaboration of Hermes Mangialardo—an Italian creative who has won international prizes and is a professor of animation design—the video represents, through animated illustrations, the story of a woman who is the victim of violence, and who finds courage to escape from the tunnel of abuse thanks to her own strength and to the help of the community.
In collaboration with www.Plasmedia.it