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Like a burning lamp

· At the Angelus Pope Francis appeals to safeguard creation in order to prevent disasters caused by inclement weather ·

The vocation of a Christian is to be “burning lamp” which brings the light of Christ to others. Pope Francis underlined this at the Angelus on Sunday, 9 February, in St Peter's Square. 

He invited the baptized to “become a living Gospel in the world” which illuminates and “flavours various areas”.

The Pontiff also spoke about the meaning of the World Day for the Sick, which will be celebrated on Tuesday, 11 February, the liturgical memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes. He recalled that “the dignity of the person can never be reduced to its faculties or capacities, and it does not become less when a person is weak, disabled or in need of help”. He also invited families not to fear fragility and to take care of those who suffer.

The Holy Father greeted the organizers and athletes of the Winter Olympics being held in Sochi, Russia, as well as the people who have experienced floods, appealing to prevent disasters caused by inclement weather. 




St. Peter’s Square

Oct. 14, 2019