- Jun 14, 2021
The mission of the church and of all Christians is to proclaim and live the Gospel in daily life, Pope Francis said during his Sunday Angelus.
God loves and has prepared a banquet for everyone — “the just and sinners, the good and the bad, the intelligent and the uneducated” — and every Christian is called to go out to the highways and byways sharing God’s invitation to the feast, Pope Francis said.
Conversion is an ongoing process that relies on God’s endless patience and grace, Pope Francis said.
ope Francis has prayed for peace in the Caucasus region as fighting erupted anew Sunday between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
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.