Msgr. Filippo Ciampanelli again read the prepared papal remarks on his behalf, with Francis noting that he was ‘still struggling’ from his illness. ‘But I’m better.’
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In his ongoing catechetical series on apostolic zeal, Pope Francis on Wednesday drew upon the example of Venerable Madeleine Delbrêl as a testament to conversion and service in a secularized world.
In contrast to the life of St. Charles de Foucauld, the Pope lamented the loss of Eucharistic devotion today.
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 prayed that the Lord would help the Catholic and Coptic Orthodox Churches to grow in communion.
Among those who greeted the Pope at the end of the general audience were men dressed as the three kings who followed the star to Bethlehem.
In his reflection on Sunday’s Gospel, Pope Francis told the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square during life’s most difficult moments ‘Jesus always looks at us with love.’
Pope Francis said we should also be aware of how the devil may try to use feelings of sadness or desolation to tempt us away from intentions to live with virtue.
The Pope recommended studying the lives of the saints to help recognize how God acts in a person’s life.
Pope Francis addressed how someone can recognize desire within themselves in his message.