Vatican City, Mar 17, 2013 / 05:20 am
The new Pope's spontaneity was revealed again today when he cracked two jokes after his very first Angelus prayer in front of thousands.
On a more serious note, he asked people to never get tired of asking God for forgiveness.
“Don't forget this, the Lord never gets tired of forgiving, it is we that get tired of asking forgiveness,” said Pope Francis today at Saint Peter's Square.
“Let us not hear or condone words of contempt , but only words of love and mercy that invite us to conversion,” he told the crowd.
The new Pope said that the face of God is like that of a merciful father that always has patience and is always willing to forgive us.
“Have you thought about how much patience he has with you?” he asked.
Pope Francis told how he recently read a book by Cardinal Walter Kasper on mercy.
“That book has done me so much good, but don't think I'm trying to make publicity of my cardinals!” he joked. “It's not like that!”