VATICAN CITY — During daily Mass on Thursday, Pope Francis explained that Christians are free because of Jesus, who gives them their identity as God’s children.
“We are saved in Jesus Christ, and no one can take from us this identity card,” said the Pope at the chapel of the Vatican’s St. Martha House. “Civil status: We are free!”
“This is how I identify myself, as a child of God; what a beautiful identity!” he remarked during his homily July 4.
The Pope explained that human beings are free because Jesus “made us sons, with the liberty of sons,” and that because of what he did, people can call God “Father.”
“We, who were slaves of sin, he has made us all free; he has healed us at...READ MORE