Vatican City, Aug 13, 2023 / 06:46 am
In times of fear and difficulty, call on Jesus, who has already conquered the powers of evil, Pope Francis said on Sunday.
“The powers of evil that frighten us, that we cannot master, immediately take on smaller proportions with Jesus,” he said, encouraging people to “call on the Lord with faith.”
On Aug. 13, the pope addressed approximately 15,000 people from a window overlooking St. Peter’s Square before reciting the Angelus, a Marian prayer.
His message focused on the day’s Gospel passage, which recalls when Jesus walked on the water of the Lake of Galilee to meet his disciples, who were afraid because their boat was being tossed by wind and waves.