Vatican City, Mar 21, 2021 / 07:00 am
Pope Francis said Sunday it is our Christian duty to help people know Jesus, which we cannot do without giving of our lives in service and love.
“Many people, often without saying so, implicitly would like to ‘see Jesus,’ to meet him, to know him. This is how we understand the great responsibility we Christians and our communities have,” the pope said March 21.
In his weekly Angelus address, he said, “we too must respond with the witness of a life that is given in service, of a life that takes upon itself the style of God -- closeness, compassion, and tenderness -- and gives itself in service.”
Francis gave his Angelus address via livestream from inside his study in the apostolic palace, after Italy increased coronavirus restrictions around the country last week.