Vatican City, Oct 31, 2013 / 09:45 am
In his daily homily, Pope Francis spoke of the necessity of God's love in order to be faithful, and encouraged those present to make love the center of their lives.
"Without the love of Christ, without living this love, without recognizing it, without nurturing this love, you cannot be Christian," the Pope reflected during his Oct. 31 homily.
The Pope celebrated his Mass this morning in the St. Sebastian Chapel near the tomb of Bl. John Paul II inside St. Peter's Basilica, where a group of Polish faithful gather to celebrate the Eucharist every Thursday.
Saint Paul's words to the Romans from the day's first reading when he tells them that "no one can separate me from the love of Christ" formed the basis for the Pope's reflections.