Rome, Italy, Nov 1, 2014 / 11:30 am
During Mass for the Solemnity of All Saints at Rome's Verano cemetery, Pope Francis exhorted believers to follow the way of the beatitudes, calling it the path that will lead to sanctity.
"The people who go forward on the path of the beatitudes will reach God and become saints in that final meeting with Him," the Holy Father said Nov. 1, Vatican Radio reported.
He said, "in order to journey back to God the Father, in this world of devastation, of wars, of tribulation, we must act according to the beatitudes."
"This path will lead us through problems and persecution, but only this path will lead us forward."