We use our own and third party cookies to improve your user experience; by continuing to browse, we understand that you accept their use. You can get more information on our cookies policy.

Rome Reports

You are using an outdated browser

In order to deliver the greatest experience to our visitors we use cutting edge web development techniques that require a modern browser. To view this page please use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer 11 or greater

Pope Francis: Jesus was not just a philanthropist who healed the sick


Pope Francis spent a lot of time greeting pilgrims before the General Audience.

He blessed photos…

…signed books…

and blessed these Salesian missionaries about to leave Rome.

At the General Audience the Pope continued his catechesis on prayer. And he explained the key to Jesus’ prayer.

POPE FRANCIS
"Jesus was not a philanthropist who took care of human suffering and illness: He was and is much more. In Him, there is not only goodness. There is also salvation, and not a sporadic salvation that saves me from an illness or from a moment of despair, but total salvation, messianic salvation, that gives hope in the definitive victory of life over death".

The Pope also reiterated the main point about his catechesis on prayer. He said the point is not just to learn to pray better, but to remember that Jesus prays for every person.

POPE FRANCIS
"Jesus prays for me. Each one of us can keep this in our heart. Don’t forget it, even in the most difficult moments".

This week the Pope extended a special greeting to Polish pilgrims, who made up a large part of the crowd.

And he greeted many of the sick before leaving.

TR: CT