- Jul 8, 2020
On Sunday, February 25, Pope Francis said Jesus never leaves his followers alone, but always prepares them for the trials they will face.
In his General Audience on Wednesday, Pope Francis advised that homilies at Sunday Mass should not go beyond 10 minutes.
“How many, beginning with Pius XII, took risks to hide Jews so that they wouldn’t be killed, so that they wouldn’t be deported!” Pope Francis said during morning Mass in the Domus Sanctae Marthae. “They risked their skin! But it was a work of mercy to save the lives of those people!”
“Today, we say that the death penalty is inadmissible,” Pope Francis said during his morning Mass at Domus Sanctae Marthae where he lives. Slavery “is a mortal sin; today we say this. Back then, some would say that this could be done because these people did not have a soul!”
A person with a pagan heart does “not know that the Word became flesh, that the Word is a witness to obedience,” Pope Francis said during his morning Mass. “They do not know that God’s tenderness is able to take out a heart of stone and put in its place a heart of flesh.”
The scribes and Pharisees “had corrupted their minds making many laws without leaving space for mercy. Jesus is the fullness of the law and Jesus judges with mercy,” Pope Francis said in his homily April 3 during morning Mass at the Domus Sanctae Marthae.