Pope Francis has released a video message accompanying his prayer intention for the month of November, which is that interreligious dialogue and peace may reign in the Middle East.

Pope Francis invites us to pray that “a spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation emerge in the Middle East.”

The full text of his intention is:

In the Middle East, concord and dialogue among the three monotheistic religions is based on spiritual and historic bonds.

The Good News of Jesus, risen out of love, came to us from these lands.

Today, many Christian communities, together with Jewish and Muslim communities, work here for peace, reconciliation, and forgiveness.

Let us pray that a spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation emerge in the Middle East.

Click here to view the video.

It has become the custom of Pope Francis to release a video message detailing his prayer intention for each month.

The Pope’s¬†Worldwide Prayer Network of the Apostleship of Prayer¬†developed “The Pope Video” initiative to assist in the worldwide dissemination of monthly intentions of the Holy Father in relation to the challenges facing humanity.