Pope Benedict XVI prays at the tomb of the shepherd children at the end of a mass at the Catholic shrine of Fatima in central Portugal, May 13, 2010. Thousands of pilgrims made their way to the Fatima Shrine to attend a mass by Pope Benedict XVI to mark the 93rd anniversary celebrations of the first appearance of the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children in 1917. Picture taken May 13, 2010. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano
Pope Benedict's general prayer intention for June 2010 is:
"That every national and trans-national institution may strive to guarantee respect for human life from conception to natural death."
His mission intention is:
"That the Churches in Asia, which constitute a 'little flock' among non-Christina populations, may know how to communicate the Gospel and give joyful witness to their adherence to Christ".