- Sep 16, 2020
Pope Francis said Sunday that gossiping is a “plague worse than COVID” that is seeking to divide the Catholic Church.
Christ’s cross is a powerful symbol of God’s love for humanity and not just a decoration or trinket, Pope Francis said.
Situations of persecution, of mourning and of violence were on Pope Francis’ mind Aug. 23 as he recited the Angelus prayer with visitors in St. Peter’s Square.
The central focus of a Christian’s life and all he or she does to help others must be Jesus Christ, Pope Francis said.
Everyone, including the pope, experiences trials that can shake his or her faith; the key to survival is to call out to the Lord for help, Pope Francis said.
True compassion requires “courageous sharing,” not telling people to go fend for themselves, Pope Francis said.