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Pope: visiting the sick or giving food to the poor "is already preaching"
Francis’ message to the International Symposium on Catechesis in Buenos Aires, on the topic "Blessed are those who believe." "Being a catechist is a vocation of service in the Church, a gift of the Lord that changes lives."
03/04/2016 11:52:00 VATICAN
Pope Francis:The Gospel of mercy, an open book to be written with concrete acts of love
On Divine Mercy Sunday, Francis asks all the faithful to become "living writers of the Gospel" by practicing the spiritual and corporal works of mercy, "the hallmarks of the Christian life”. To be "apostles of mercy" by touching and soothing the wounds "also present today in body and soul of so many brothers and sisters". The Church is "the bearer of peace" of the Risen One, a peace "that does not divide but unites."
10/08/2016 11:50:00 VATICAN
Pope: At the Holy Door, Jesus says "Arise!". "With my heart healed I do works of mercy"
At the general audience in the Paul VI Hall, Pope Francis compares the miracle of the widow of Nain to the change every person undergoes passing through the Holy Door. "Drawing towards the Door of Mercy, everyone knows they are drawing close to the door of the merciful heart of God, of Jesus". “This is the door where the suffering of humanity encounters the compassion of God". From a change of "heart" to the "hands" that perform "acts of mercy". Holy Doors are both "inward" and "outward bound".
17/08/2016 13:59:00 VATICAN
Pope. Jesus "feeds us" to make us "a visible sign of God's mercy"
At the general audience in Paul VI Hall, Pope Francis speaks of the miracle of the loaves. "Jesus performs a miracle, but the miracle of faith, prayer, stirred by compassion and love". "While the Eucharist that we celebrate nourishes us of Christ, transforming us little by little into the body of Christ and spiritual food for our brothers". His greeting to pilgrims from the Middle East and China.
Pope: St. Joseph, model for those who have educational role in Church and in society
"He was able to overcome the darkness of doubt, the experience of exile and of fleeing his home, without ever losing faith in God and in His love". Greetings to "all fathers". "I ask you for the grace to be always very close to your children, allowing them to grow, but close".
Pope: proclaiming the Gospel needs witnesses of faith and charity
The three points indicated by Francis for the path of the new evangelisation are the primacy of bearing witness, the urgency of going towards others, and a pastoral plan centred on the essential. Many people have moved away from the Church. "There are responsibilities in the history of the Church and its members, as well as in certain ideologies and individuals."
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