Vatican City, Jan 26, 2014 / 09:46 am
In his Angelus message delivered in Rome on Sunday, Pope Francis exhorted the crowds to proclaim their faith throughout the world.
In today's day and age, "we can be frightened and give into the temptation to build fences to be safer, more secure. But Jesus teaches us that the good news is not reserved for a part of humanity, and to communicate it to everyone," said the Pope on Jan. 26.
The Gospel message "is a happy announcement destined for those who await it, but also for the many who perhaps do not await anything more and do not even have the strength to look and to ask."
The Pontiff reflected on Sunday's Gospel reading in which Jesus calls the disciples, beginning his work of ministry in the region of Galilee, which is "a border land, a region of transit where they encountered persons of different races, cultures and religions."