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Pope on evangelization: “Those who do not walk to avoid mistakes, make a the more serious mistake”


"When the Church loses this apostolic courage, she becomes a stalled Church, a tidy Church. A Church that is nice to look at, but that is without fertility, because she has lost the courage to go to the outskirts, where there are many people who are victims of idolatry, worldliness, and weak thoughts of so many things.” 

Pope Francis explained that the Church has to build bridges, instead of walls, in society,. Knowing that the truth, he added, has to be discovered only through finding Jesus and following in his footsteps. He also said that Christians must lose the fear of making mistakes.

"You might say ‘But Father, we might make mistakes.' I might respond, 'Well, what of it? Onward, if you make a mistake, you get up and go forward; that is the way.' Those who do not walk to avoid mistakes, make a the more serious mistake.” 

Pope Francis concelebrated the Mass with Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio for the employees of the Governorate and the Vatican tribunal. 

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