Pope Francis reflected on hope and the call to conversion after offering Mass in Athens’ Megaron Concert Hall on Dec. 5.
Pope Francis praised Greece as “a land that is a gift, a patrimony of mankind, on which the foundations of the West have been built.”
“In some societies, concerned for security and dulled by consumerism, weariness and malcontent can lead to a sort of skepticism about democracy.”
Since crossing over the wall last May, Grace and Daniel have been stuck in the buffer zone that divides Cyprus, which is also called “no man’s land,” living in a tent for more than six months.
December 8 marks the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.