VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis handed out free pocket-sized copies of the Gospels to crowds filling St. Peter’s Square for the Sunday Angelus, as an encouragement to read the word of God.
“Last Sunday, I suggested that you get little copies of the Gospels to carry with you during the day, to read often. Then I thought over the ancient tradition of the Church, during Lent, to give the Gospel to catechumens preparing for baptism. So, today, I want to offer to you who are here in the piazza — but as a sign for all — a pocket-sized Gospel. They will be distributed to you freely,” the Pope explained on April 6.
“Take one; carry it with you: It is truly Jesus who speaks to you,” he urged those...READ MORE