Vatican City, Jan 29, 2016 / 15:07 pm
The saints were also sinners, Pope Francis emphasized during his homily at the Santa Marta residence chapel on Friday morning, in which he highlighted the difference between sin and corruption, saying that while everyone is a sinner, not everyone is corrupt.
"Corruption is a very easy sin for all of us who have some power, whether it be ecclesiastical, religious, economic, political … because the devil makes us feel certain: 'I can do it,'" Pope Francis stated Jan. 29.
However, the Holy Father noted that the difference between sin and corruption is forgiveness. While the corrupt think they have no need for God, "regular sinners" feel the need for forgiveness.
Pope Francis used the reading from 2 Samuel 11 to further explain his point, which outlined the story of King David's own passage from sin to corruption.