Two very fine intentions from the Holy Father this month.
Remember: When you are asked, or are required to pray for the Holy Father’s intentions, when, for example, you are seeking to gain an indulgence, you are to pray for the intentions the Holy Father designates. You are not just praying for the intention of the Holy Father, that is for him (though that is a great idea!).
Also, you don’t have to know specifically what his designated intentions are, you can just pray for them.
BTW… below you will see "Popular" Republic of China. That is a transliteration from Italian "Repubblica Popolare". The person who wrote the English text was asleep at the switch this time, but you know what is meant.
BENEDICT XVI’s PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR MARCH
Pope Benedict’s general prayer intention for March is: "That the role of women may be more appreciated and used to good advantage in every country in the world".
His mission intention is: "That, in the light of the Letter addressed to them by Pope Benedict XVI, the bishops, priests, consecrated persons and lay faithful of the Catholic Church in the Popular Republic of China may commit themselves to being the sign and instrument of unity, communion and peace".
May God help China.