VATICAN CITY — In his homily on Friday morning, May 9, Pope Francis reminded the congregation of the holiness of the Church that at the same time contains sinful members.
“We are sinners; everyone here. And the Church is holy! We are sinners, but she is holy,” he emphasized to the congregation at the daily Mass in the St. Martha guesthouse chapel.
The Pope stressed the living reality of the Church that is both heavenly but also present on earth, saying the Church “is the spouse of Jesus Christ, and he loves her; he sanctifies her; he sanctifies her every day with his Eucharistic sacrifice, because he loves her so much.”
He went on to acknowledge that it can be difficult to understand the...READ MORE