Pope Francis presided at the liturgical celebration of Pentecost but was not the main celebrant of the Mass—mainly because of his age and his knee problem that prevents him from walking freely.
Lately the Pope has been seen more with a cane than in a wheelchair, but never in long events like this one.
On Pentecost he delivered the homily, reflecting on the ability of the Holy Spirit to create harmony within the Church, unlike the devil.
Actually, fueling our hostilities is the spirit of division. The devil's very name means 'divider.'
The Pope said that the Holy Spirit must help us prevail against the path secularism. He referenced the upcoming synod and warned of the danger of being blinded by agendas that are not in line with Christianity.
The current Synod is—and must be—a journey of the Spirit. Not a parliament to claim rights and needs according to the world's agenda, not an opportunity to go where the wind takes us, but an opportunity to be obedient to the breath of the Spirit.
On the other hand, the Pope also warned against the danger of isolating oneself from modernity.
(The Holy Spirit) does not erase differences or cultures but harmonizes everything without homogenizing. And this should make us think about the temptation of 'indietrism,' which seeks to homogenize everything solely by appearance, without substance.
Pope Francis said that every Christian must discover the role that the Holy Spirit plays in his or her daily life.