Pope Francis told those who are sick and suffering Friday that the world needs their prayers.
“You, who are at the foot of the cross, perhaps alone, isolated, abandoned, homeless, expelled from your family or from your country, victims of alcohol, prostitution, disease. Be aware that God loves you. God especially listens to your prayer,” Pope Francis said in a video message Nov. 15 to pilgrims in Lourdes, France. “Brothers and sisters, I need you all, each one of you,” the pope said. “The world suffers and your prayer moves the Lord.”