Humanitarian Care, Peace, Religion

In His Christmas Homily Pope Francis focuses on the theme of God’s grace: “bringing salvation to all” and shining “on our world this night”.

The Pope described this grace as “divine love, the love that changes lives”.

In his homily during the Mass, Pope Francis focused on the theme of God’s grace: “bringing salvation to all” and shining “on our world this night”.

The Pope described this grace as “divine love, the love that changes lives, renews history, liberates from evil, fills hearts with peace and joy”. This love is revealed to us as Jesus, he explained: “In Jesus, the Most High made Himself tiny, so that we might love Him”.

In a world where “everything seems to be about giving in order to get, God comes down freely. His love is non-negotiable”, said the Pope.

Humanitarian Care, Peace, Religion

Following a meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis, UN Secretary General sends Christmas message for ‘peace and a blessed New Year’

UN Secretary General meets His Holiness Pope Francis

UN News 25 December 2019
Peace and Security

While visiting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Friday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres extended wishes for a peaceful Christmas and a blessed New Year.
“In these turbulent and trying times, we must stand together for peace and harmony”, said the UN chief.  “And that is the spirit of this season”.

He told the Pontiff that his “vision, guidance and example” reflects this in abundance.

Meeting with the Pope just a few days before Christmas was especially meaningful for Mr. Guterres.

“My deepest thanks to you, your Holiness, and my best wishes, to all those celebrating, for a Christmas in peace and a blessed New Year”, he concluded.

For his part, Pope Francis advocated for building trust and goodwill among people.

“Trust in dialogue between people and between nations, in multilateralism, in the role of international organizations, in diplomacy as an instrument for understanding and understanding, is indispensable for building a peaceful world,” he said.

Likewise, the head of the Catholic Church considered that Christmas, “in its genuine simplicity, reminds us that what really counts in life is love.”

Humanitarian Care, Peace, Religion

Pope Francis leads the way and the Churches in prayer for a new missionary spring

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Pope Francis prays for a revival of missionary zeal in the Church

The Holy Bible
Isaiah 56:1,3,6-7
Salvation for Others

56: 1 This is what the Lord says…..

3 Let no foreigner who is bound to the Lord say,
“The Lord will surely exclude me from his people.”….

6 And foreigners who bind themselves to the Lord to minister to him,

to love the name of the Lord, and to be his servants,

all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it and who hold fast to my covenant—

7 these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer…..

…for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.”

The Holy Bible
Matthew 28:18-20
Jesus Has Risen – The Great Commission

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.

19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”