CNA Staff, Apr 29, 2023 / 07:08 am
Pope Francis’ second day in Budapest, Hungary, included a visit Saturday morning with children and adults with visual impairments and other disabilities.
Arriving in his wheelchair at the Blessed László Batthyány-Strattmann Institute at 8:45 a.m. local time, he received a tour and was greeted by songs and a reception.
The Holy Father was not expected to give remarks but spoke briefly from the heart, encouraging those present to walk “alongside the reality of the poor,” the sick, and the needy, because, he said, “this is pure Gospel.”
“Jesus came to take on reality as it is, and to bring it forward. It would have been easier to take ideas or ideologies and bring them forward, without taking into account reality. [But] this is the way of the Gospel, this is the way of Jesus,” he said.