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Pope during Angelus: There is no sin that can erase from the memory and the heart of God

2013-11-04

During the Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis spoke out to excommunicated people, and those who feel distant from God because of their crimes or sins committed. He said that Jesus always welcomed them with an open heart.

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"There is no occupation or social condition, no sin or crime of any kind, that could erase from the memory and the heart of God even one of His children. God remembers, always. He does not forget any of his creations. He is a Father, always keeping a watchful and loving vigil to see reborn in the hearts of the child the desire to return home."

Pope Francis also recalled, from the Gospel, the day that Zaccheus, a publican with a reputation as a thief, caught the attention of Jesus by climbing a tree. 

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"Let us look at Zaccheus today, on that tree: looking ridiculous, but it's a measure of salvation. And I say to you: If you have a weight on your conscience, if you feel shame for so many things you have done, stop yourself. Don't be afraid, think that He awaits you, because He has never stopped remembering and thinking about you. And He is your Father, it is God, it is Jesus who awaits you. Climb on, like Zaccheus had done: climb that tree with the desire to be forgiven. I assure you that you will not be disappointed. Jesus is merciful, and never tires of forgiveness. Remember that well."

Pope Francis also urged all people to leave anonymity behind, and let Jesus call them by name. After the Angelus, the Pope also greeted the pilgrims that gathered at St. Peter's Square.


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