(Rome) After the "unspeakable" Video (Messa in Latino) in January there is now a second Pope's video is being released, which is being billed again as "The video of the Pope". This time with the prayer intentions of the Pope for the month of February. Again, Pope Francis has personally turned to the world with a message.
The first video was posted on Epiphany, January 6 on the social networks. On February 6, there now followed by the second video.
The intention in the first video with Pope Francis was "dialogue." Whether good or bad, it is crucial that we talk together. These Christians, Jews, Muslims and Buddhists were on an equal footing and the religions were represented as equivalent: the baby Jesus next Menorah, Islamic prayer beads and a Buddha statue. The Pope was accused of syncretistic tendencies. The theologian Klaus Obenauer wrote, the Pope must choose: either Nathan the Wise, or Jesus Christ .
No prayer intentions but ecosocial behavior instructions
The second video is about the environment, the preservation of the planet and against environmental pollution. In the video the Pope calls for a "change" that "Frees us from the slavery of consumerism." A "new life" is needed. "Because we need a change which unites us all."
The video is indeed broader than "prayer intentions of the Pope," but the Pope does not call to pray, he calls for behaviors. The Pope calls for, instead to prayer, the integrity of creation in terms of environmental protection. His request is: "Take care of the common home". Like the first video there is no question of prayer and prayer requests.
The video was again being disseminated by the Apostleship of Prayer , an initiative entrusted to the Jesuits. It was produced again by the media and advertising agency La Machi Barcelona, under the supervision of the Vatican Television Center CTV.