Vatican City, Mar 14, 2013 / 11:23 am
The day after he was elected, Pope Francis emphasized that every believer – including bishops, cardinals and Popes – must proclaim Jesus crucified to be true Christians.
"We can build so many things but if we don't confess Jesus Christ, then something is wrong. We will become a pitiful NGO, but not the Church, spouse of Christ," Pope Francis said in his March 14 homily.
"He who doesn't pray to God prays to the Devil," the Pope added in an apparent quote.
Pope Francis made his remarks at the Mass to close the conclave on Thursday evening in the Sistine Chapel with all of the cardinal electors present.