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Pope baptises 33 children: "Like a good father and a good mother, God wants to give good things to his children"
Let "us pray for those mothers - and there are too many of them, unfortunately - who are not in a position to feed their children. Let us pray and try to help these mothers. [. . .] It is very important to pray to the Holy Spirit to teach us to carry on the family, so that these children grow up in the atmosphere of the Holy Trinity."
Pope: Witness to your Baptism every day, because it is new life to be shared
"The Holy Spirit, received for the first time on the day of our Baptism, opens our hearts to the truth, the whole truth. The Spirit leads our life on the difficult but joyful path in charity and solidarity with our brothers and sisters. The Spirit gives us the tenderness of God's forgiveness and pervades us with the invincible power of the Father's mercy".
Pope: Greatest legacy that you can give your children is faith
Francis baptizes 26 newborns. "You have asked for the faith. When the Church hands you the lighted candle, she is telling you to keep alight the faith in these children. And, always remember that the greatest legacy that you can give your children is faith; do you best to make sure that it is not lost, nurture it and make it your legacy to them".
26/03/2017 13:45:00 VATICAN
Pope urges the faithful to abandon the false lights of prejudice towards others and self-interest
Baptism inspires us to follow Jesus and judge men and things according to a new scale of values that comes from God, as well as to walk in the light, that is to "abandon false lights”. Francis thanked Milan and the Milanese for the warm reception they showed him yesterday. He also said that it is true that "In Milan people are welcomed heart in hand”.
19/09/2016 14:30:00 VATICAN
Pope: Envy, strife and plotting evil hide the "light" of faith
At Mass this morning Francis recalls Christ’s council: "Be children of light and not of darkness; guard the light that was given as a gift on the day of Baptism ". In all of us there is "a piece of mafia", “that takes advantage of the trust of others to plot evil."
Pope: through our Baptism we are all called to be missionaries
At the General Audience, Francis emphasizes the Community dimension of being part of God's People. The example of Japan where a community left without priests kept the faith for 250 years and a thought for the Arab faithful today : "how difficulties and persecutions, when experienced with trust, confidence and hope , purify and strengthen the faith".
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