CNA Newsroom, Aug 24, 2022 / 03:41 am
Pope Francis spoke about old age and the expectation of death at his general audience Wednesday.
Reflecting on the Virgin Mary’s bodily Assumption into heaven, he recalled the hope Christians have in the resurrection of their own body at the end of time.
“We recently celebrated the Assumption into heaven of the Mother of Jesus. This mystery illuminates the fulfillment of the grace that shaped Mary’s destiny, and it also illuminates our destination,” he said at the Vatican on Aug. 24. “Our destination is heaven.”
The pope gave his weekly public audience in the Paul VI hall, where he noted that it would be his final catechesis on the theme of old age.