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I wish you all a fruitful Lenten journey, and I ask you to pray for me and my collaborators as we begin our week of Spiritual Exercises.
Only those able to acknowledge their mistakes and ask pardon receive understanding and forgiveness from others.
The message of Jesus is troubling and disturbs us because it challenges worldly religious power and stirs consciences.
In our daily lives we experience the tenderness of God who lovingly saves us from our sins, fears and anxieties.
When we confess our sins with humility and sincerity, we receive forgiveness and are reunited with God and our brothers and sisters.
We need the Holy Spirit to transmit the faith. We cannot do it alone.
I feel deep pain for the many children torn from their families and forced to become child soldiers. This is a tragedy!
To serve human life is to serve God and life at every stage: from the womb of the mother, to the suffering and sickness of old age.
May the sick always be shown love in their fragility and respected in their inviolable dignity.
The Lord is present in our lives, showing us all His love and encouraging us to respond with generosity.
Christians are called to keep alive the memory of how much God has done through them.
We cannot remain silent before the suffering of millions of people whose dignity has been wounded.
Let us welcome victims of human trafficking, and all those fleeing from war and hunger, with a compassionate heart.
As we grow in our spiritual lives, we realize how Grace comes to us and to others, and must be shared with everyone.
All of us are called to commit ourselves to protecting minors in the digital world.
One who is aware of his own wretchedness and lowers his gaze with humility feels God’s merciful gaze set upon him.
Jesus wants to be found by those who look for Him. But to look for Him we have to get up and go out.
A life of faith means wanting to be with the Lord, and that means constantly searching for Him wherever He is.
May every person come to Christ, the Light of Truth, and may the world advance along the path of justice and peace.
A faith that does not trouble us is a troubled faith. A faith that does not make us grow is a faith that needs to grow.
Jesus is our mediator, who reconciles us not only with the Father but also with each other.
Goodness, together with love, justice and solidarity, are not achieved once and for all; they have to be realized each day.
Through prayer we can enter into a stable relationship with God, the source of true joy.
I pray for those who suffer from Hansen’s Disease and I encourage those who are committed to their care and reintegration into society.
Here we are, Lord, ashamed of what humanity, made in your image and likeness, is capable of doing. Remember us in your mercy.
Christian joy cannot be bought. It comes from faith and from meeting Jesus Christ, who is the reason for our happiness.
Prayer allows us to see one another the way God our Father sees us, and to realize that we are brothers and sisters.
I would like to invite everyone to promote a journalism of peace, a journalism created by people for people.
The most radical antidote to the virus of falsehood is purification by the truth.
There is no such thing as harmless disinformation; trusting in falsehood can have dire consequences.