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Pope at Mass: Jesus wants to accompany us through sadness

Pope Francis (Vatican News Photo)

Pope Francis celebrates Sunday Mass at the Casa Santa Marta chapel praying for those who are sad. He reminds us in his homily that Jesus is near to all who feel distress and dissatisfaction.

“Today in this Mass, we pray for all those who are suffering from sadness, because they are alone or because they do not know what to expect in the future”. This was Pope Francis’s prayer intention for Mass on Sunday at the Casa Santa Marta chapel.

He once again listed families who are suffering financially and may be without work.

Pope Francis focused his homily on the day’s Gospel (Luke 24:13-35). It recounts how the Lord accompanied the disciples on their way to Emmaus.

Pope Francis began his homily with a description of a Christian. “A person is Christian because he or she has met Jesus and has allowed Jesus to meet them”. The Lord interacts with us in just the same way that He interacted with the two disciples on the way to Emmaus, the Pope continued.

Full story at Vatican News


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