VATICAN – Pope Francis to the Bishops of Europe: let us ask the saints for help, instead of complaining about bad times – Agenzia Fides

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Rome (Agenzia Fides) – “So many people in Europe see the faith as déja vu, a relic of the past”. This happens “Because they have not seen Jesus at work in their own lives. Often this is because we, by our lives, have not sufficiently shown him to them. God makes himself seen in the faces and actions of men and women transformed by his presence”. Thus Pope Francis once again reminded all the baptized that the Christian faith is confessed and communicated in the world through witness, understood not as the ‘mobilization’ of pastoral apparatuses and operators, but as a reflection of the change that Christ himself can work in the lives of those who bear his name. The opportunity taken by the Bishop of Rome to re-propose the intimate dynamism of each mission and of each apostolic work was the Eucharistic concelebration which he presided over on the afternoon of Thursday, September 23 in St. Peter’s Basilica with the participants at the Plenary Assembly of the Council of Episcopal Conferences of Europe, (CCEE), on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of its establishment.

VATICAN – Pope Francis to the Bishops of Europe: let us ask the saints for help, instead of complaining about bad times – Agenzia Fides

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