Francis addressed pilgrims and tourists in St. Peter’s Square two days after his return from a trip to Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.
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Pope Francis underlined that it was prayer that nourished Father Ricci’s missionary life in which he helped ‘lead many of his disciples and Chinese friends to accept the Catholic faith.’
The Pope spoke quietly on the phone for about one minute while the crowd waited in silence.
The Pope called it sad to see the Church operate as if it is just a parliament, when it is really a community of men and women who believe in and proclaim Jesus Christ, guided by the Holy Spirit, not their own reason.
Pope Francis quoted a homily by St. John Chrysostom in which the late fourth-century Church Father wrote: ‘As long as we are lambs, we will conquer, and even if we are surrounded by many wolves, we will overcome them.’
The Pope recommended rereading often chapter 15 of the Gospel of Luke, which contains the parable of the lost sheep, to come to truly understand apostolic zeal.
In his weekly series of reflections on spiritual discernment, Pope Francis spoke about detachment and trust in God in his 11th catechesis.
Meeting the Lord in prayer should produce joy, not fear or sadness, which are signs of distance from him.
The Pope explained that humans, unlike animals, can be unwilling to make the right choices.
Magnani, who died in 1973 at the age of 65, is said to have once told her make-up artist: ‘Please don’t retouch my wrinkles. It took me so long to earn them.’