Year of Prayer

After the year dedicated to reflection on the documents and study of the fruits of the Second Vatican Council, Pope Francis has proposed that 2024 be marked as a ‘Year of Prayer’. The Holy Father announced its launch on Sunday 21 January 2024, the fifth annual celebration of the ‘Sunday of the Word of God’.

Already in the Pope’s letter of 11 February 2022, addressed to Archbishop Rino Fisichella, entrusting the organization of the Jubilee to his Dicastery, the Pope had written: “From now on I am happy to think that the year preceding the Jubilee event, 2024, will be dedicated to a great ‘symphony’ of prayer so as to rediscover the desire to be in the presence of the Lord, to listen to him and adore him."

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