Pope Francis has released an extended version of his prayer intention for the month of September, which is that the world's seas and oceans may be protected.

"Oceans contain the bulk of our planet’s water supply, and also most of the immense variety of living creatures, many of them are threatened for various reasons.

Creation is a project of love given by God to humanity.

Our solidarity with the “common home” is born from our faith.

Let us pray this month that politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans." - Pope Francis