Vatican City, Jul 2, 2023 / 05:30 am
Every baptized person is called to be a modern-day prophet, living as a witness of Jesus to others, Pope Francis said on Sunday.
In his Angelus address July 2, the pope recalled that at our baptism, each of us received “the gift of the prophetic mission.”
The pope, addressing an estimated 15,000 pilgrims and tourists gathered in St. Peter’s Square, said a prophet is not a kind of magician who can tell the future.
“This is a superstitious idea and a Christian does not believe in superstitions, such as magic, tarot cards, horoscopes, and other similar things,” he said, lamenting that “many, many Christians go to have their palms read.”