Vatican City, Jun 2, 2013 / 08:10 am
The multiplication of the loaves and fish highlights our need to share our faith with others as part of a conversion to a deeper unity with Christ, Pope Francis says.
"The feast of Corpus Christi asks us to convert to faith in Providence, to share the little that we are and that we have, and to not ever close ourselves in," said Pope Francis June 2.
During his Sunday Angelus address on the Feast of Corpus Christi, which celebrates the Institution of the Eucharist, Pope Francis reflected on Jesus' multiplication of the fish and loaves found in Luke 9.
Something that "always strikes me and makes me think," the Holy Father said of the Gospel passage, is the way that Jesus involves his disciples in the process of feeding the multitudes.