Pope Francis said that this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, held on Jan. 18-25, is “dedicated specifically to this: to ask God for the gift of unity to overcome the scandal of division between believers in Jesus.”
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Speaking via livestream from the library of the Apostolic Palace due to coronavirus restrictions, the pope underlined that prayer was not a form of escapism.
Speaking via livestream from the library of the Apostolic Palace due to coronavirus restrictions, the pope cited the example of the Our Father, the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples.
Speaking off the cuff, Pope Francis said it pained him when he encountered communities that neglected the four authentic hallmarks of the Church.
The Italian government has introduced new safety measures for the country as the number of coronavirus cases is again rising.
The pope’s comments came days after Poland’s constitutional court ruled that a law permitting abortion for fetal abnormalities was unconstitutional on Oct. 22
Emphasizing that suffering is always personal, Pope Francis said: “Even the pains we suffer cannot be merely specific cases of a universal law: they are always ‘my’ tears.”
The series of addresses touched on themes that he is expected to develop in his new encyclical, Fratelli tutti, which will be published on Sunday.
Pope Francis' general audience address, on “Love and the common good,” was part of a catechetical cycle entitled “Healing the World.”