During his daily morning Mass at the Vatican, the Pope called on Christians to trust God, even in trying times. As an example, he talked about modern day martyrs who make a conscious choice to follow Jesus.
"When we read newspaper stories about persecuted Christians, we think about our brothers and sisters reaching breaking points, who have made courageous, definitive choices. But let us also think about the many mothers and fathers who make small but definitive choices of faith every day, with their families and with their children.”
The Pope then prayed for Catholics to have the grace of courage to live out their Catholic faith, in every day life and in challenging situations.