· At the Angelus the Pope recalls his visit to Sarajevo and urges reconciliation ·
“The Eucharist, source of love for the life of the Church, is the school of charity and solidarity”. Pope Francis said this at the Angelus on Sunday, 7 June, in St Peter's Square, recalling the celebration of the Solemnity of Corpus Domini.
This celebration, the Pope said, pushes us to welcome the invitation to conversion and service, to love and to forgiveness. “It urges us to become, with our life, imitators of that which we celebrate in the Liturgy. The Christ, who nourishes us under the consecrated species of bread and wine, is the same One who comes to us in the everyday happenings; He is in the poor one who extends a hand, is in the suffering one who begs for help, is in the brother or sister who asks for our availability and awaits our welcome. He is in the child who knows nothing about Jesus, about salvation, who does not have faith. He is in every human being, even the smallest and the defenceless”.
The Holy Father also spoke about his visit in Sarajevo and recalled that this Friday is the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus as well as World Day Against Child Labour. “Many children in the world,” he said, do not have the freedom to play, to go to school, and end up being exploited as labourers. I hope for the international community’s earnest and constant commitment to the promotion of the active recognition of the rights of the child”.
St. Peter’s Square
June 16, 2019
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