- Dec 14, 2019
Pope Francis Wednesday called for prayer that “by contemplating the martyrs of the past and present, we may live a full life, accepting the martyrdom in daily fidelity to the Gospel and conformity to Christ.”
“To participate in Mass, especially on Sunday, means entering in the victory of the Risen, being illuminated by his light, warmed by his warmth,” Pope Francis said during his weekly general audience at St. Peter’s square at the Vatican.
“The priest who celebrates Mass says: ‘Lift up your hearts.’ He doesn’t say: ‘Lift up your cellphones to take a photo’,” Pope Francis said during his weekly general audience on the theme of the Sacraments and Liturgy. “And it’s not only the faithful, but also many priests and bishops. Please! Mass is not a show!” the pope scolded.