- Jan 17, 2020
A closer look at Pope Francis’s recent public speeches, reveal that while he remains silent on the recent scandals, he might have a lot to say.
The former lead singer of The Police, Sting, briefly met with Pope Francis during his weekly general audience before visiting the Vatican museums and Sistine chapel.
On Wednesday, Pope Francis spoke about the temptations encountered in the Christian life, encouraging faithful not to be discouraged by the struggle, but to be reassured and strengthened by the prayers of the Church.
On Wednesday, Pope Francis said that to make the sign of the cross is to mark ourselves as Christians, and that it is something we should do often to remind ourselves that we belong to God.
During his general audience, Pope Francis said that by staying united with Christ, nothing can stop the faithful, even “the coldness of difficult moments do not paralyze us.” And no matter how much the world preaches against hope and predicts “only dark clouds,” Christians know everything will be saved and “Christ will drive away the temptation to think that this life is wrong.”
Pope Francis said Christians are not “prophets of doom” but rather missionaries of hope who are tasked with proclaiming Jesus’ death and resurrection, which is “the nucleus of Christian faith.” The pope was continuing his reflections on hope during his weekly general audience.