Vatican City, Oct 13, 2023 / 08:06 am
The devil is launching attacks to divide the Church, and we must fight back with the weapon of the Holy Spirit, a cardinal from the Democratic Republic of Congo said at Mass on Friday.
Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, OFM Cap, was the main celebrant of a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica for synod participants on Oct. 13.
“If we have the courage to look at our current reality as a Church, it won’t be hard to see how the evil one is at work, influencing our way of being and acting. The evil one wants to see us divided; he might even use some of us for his cause,” the archbishop of Kinshasa said, encouraging people to fight back with “the weapons of synodality.”
Ambongo’s homily drew on the day’s Gospel passage, in which Jesus explains why and by what power he drives out demons.