- Sep 24, 2020
If the church fails to go out and proclaim the Gospel to those who are lost or forgotten, it risks falling ill to the evil that is committed by its own members, Pope Francis said.
If people took seriously the Gospel call to forgive one another, the world would be a much better place, Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis Sunday addressed the wave of protests that have swept through the globe this summer, some of which have turned violent, issuing an appeal for peaceful demonstrations and for those fueled by hate to let go and move toward forgiveness and reconciliation.
Pope Francis said Sunday that gossiping is a “plague worse than COVID” that is seeking to divide the Catholic Church.
Pope Francis encouraged global initiatives for the protection of the environment, especially in Mauritius after a devastating oil spill threatened the livelihood of the island nation’s inhabitants and wildlife.
Christ’s cross is a powerful symbol of God’s love for humanity and not just a decoration or trinket, Pope Francis said.