VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis stressed the familial nature of the Church at his Wednesday audience, emphasizing God’s desire to form a people through fatherly love
“To speak of the Church is to speak of our mother, of our family,” he said to those gathered in St. Peter’s Square June 18.
He said the Church is not a private association or an NGO, and neither is the Church restricted to bishops, priests and the Vatican.
“We are all the Church,” he declared.
God plans “to form a people blessed by his love and able to bring his blessing to all populations on earth. Being Church means having a sense of being in the hands of God, who is our Father and loves us, who awaits us.”
The Pope looked...READ MORE