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1/28/2014 (1 year ago)

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In his Angelus, Pope exhorts faithful to share the good news worldwide

Pope Francis exhorted the crowds to proclaim their faith throughout the world in his Angelus message delivered in Rome this past Sunday. In the modern world, "we can be frightened and give into the temptation to build fences to be safer, more secure. But Jesus teaches us that the good news is not reserved for a part of humanity, and to communicate it to everyone," Pope Francis declared.

Departing from his prepared remarks, the Pontiff asked for a moment of silence for a small child in southern Italy who was burnt to death by the mafia as revenge for his grandfather's unpaid debt.

Departing from his prepared remarks, the Pontiff asked for a moment of silence for a small child in southern Italy who was burnt to death by the mafia as revenge for his grandfather's unpaid debt.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

1/28/2014 (1 year ago)

Published in Living Faith

Keywords: Pope Francis, Gospel, worldwide, exhorations, everyone


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The pope proclaimed that the Gospel message "is a happy announcement destined for those who await it, but also for the many who perhaps do not await anything more and do not even have the strength to look and to ask."

In an analogy, Francis recalled the time when Jesus called His disciples, beginning his work of ministry in the region of Galilee, which is "a border land, a region of transit where they encountered persons of different races, cultures and religions."

Pope Francis - End world hunger through 'PRAYER & ACTION'

Jesus' mission "did not originate in Jerusalem, that is, from the religious, social, and political center, but from a peripheral area, disdained by the more observant Jews, because of the presence of diverse populations in that region," the Pontiff said.

"From this point of view, Galilee resembles the world of today: the simultaneous presence of diverse cultures, the need for comparison and for meeting. We too are immersed every day in a 'Galilee of the people,'" he explained.

Francis said that Jesus' decision to begin from the "periphery" shows that "no one is excluded" from God's desire to save. The faithful are expected to note that "God prefers to start from the periphery, from the outermost, to reach everyone."

Jesus chose apostles from men "who could be called 'low-profile.'

"He does not address the school of the scribes and of the doctors of the law, but humble and simple people, who are preparing diligently for the coming of God's Kingdom."

The apostles serve as an example for all Christians today.

"Jesus goes to call them where they work, on the lakeshore: they are fishermen. He calls them, and they follow him immediately. They leave their nets and go with him. Their lives become an extraordinary and fascinating adventure," the Pontiff declared.

"Dear friends, the Lord also calls us today!" he exclaimed. "Each one you must realize that the Lord is watching you: if you hear Him saying follow me, you must have courage and go with Him. The Lord will never disappoint you."

Departing from his prepared remarks, the Pontiff asked for a moment of silence for a small child in southern Italy who was burnt to death by the mafia as revenge for his grandfather's unpaid debt. "Let's pray for Coc┼ł, who is surely in heaven with Jesus, and for those who have committed this crime: may they repent and convert to the Lord," he said.

Pope Francis calls for your 'prayer and action'...

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Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


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Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for July 2015
Universal:
That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity.
Evangelization: That, amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal society.



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