Archbishop Hipolito Reyes Larios of Xalapa, Mexico addressed recent end of the world claims during his homily on May 22.
The end of the world should not be considered something terrifying and horrible. “For us, the end of the world is the second coming of Christ,” the archbishop said.
That moment will be “one of joy and strength. He will not come as a baby, but as goodness and glory to judge the living and the dead,” he added.
The archbishop gave his homily one day after a religious group from Oakland, Calif. predicted the world would end.
Those who pretend to prophesy about the end of the world “generally end up looking ridiculous, because they are only trying to scare people,” the archbishop said.