- Dec 10, 2019
Beauty, creation and each human life are gifts of God to be treasured and shared, not enslaved to current societal ideas of what is valuable, perfect or productive, Pope Francis said at a Mass in the famous Tokyo Dome.
Poor people from the Amazon have shown that God’s creation must be treated “not as a resource to be exploited but as a home to be preserved, with trust in God,” Pope Francis said.
Pope Francis celebrated Mass in the Sistine Chapel Sunday, where he marked the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, as he does every year, by baptizing infants and telling their parents that to pass on the faith, they must start at home by both giving a good example and teaching their children the basics.
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Listen and seek, Pope Francis said during the last homily of his trip to the Baltic states, and warned against the dangers of power and consumerism.
With less than a month to go until Pope Francis visits Dublin for the World Meeting of Families, organizers are moving forward with spiritual preparations as well as the practical, and have called for some 4,000 Eucharistic ministers to serve at the event’s closing Mass.