ROME — Pope Francis took possession of his cathedral as bishop of Rome and spoke about how God’s mercy and patience should challenge everyone to find the courage to accept his love.
“Dear brothers and sisters,” he began his homily, “let us be enveloped by the mercy of God; let us trust in his patience, which always gives us more time. Let us find the courage to return to his house, to dwell in his loving wounds, allowing ourselves to be loved by him and to encounter his mercy in the sacraments.”
The Pope’s installation in the cathedra (seat) in the Basilica of St. John Lateran April 7 signaled that he is now officially taking up his duties as the bishop of Rome.
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