Pope's Missionary Intention for December 2008
"That especially in mission countries Christians may show with acts of fraternal love that the Child born in the stable at Bethlehem is the luminous Hope of the world. "
Each Month the Pope also has a General Intention that he commends to the faithful for prayers. For December the Intention is:
That in the face of a spreading of a culture of violence the Church through her apostolic and missionary activity may promote with courage the culture of life.