Vatican City, Mar 13, 2016 / 06:35 am
A group of elderly persons and the "grandparents of Rome" distributed copies of Luke's Gospel at the Vatican on Sunday after Pope Francis delivered his Angelus address, which touched on the human dignity of the sinner.
"How deserving grandfathers and grandmothers who transmit the faith to their grandchildren!", the Pope said as he introduced the elderly men and women, who were assisted by volunteers of the Vatican's Santa Marta pediatric dispensary.
Delivering his remarks to crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square on the fifth Sunday of Lent, the pontiff encouraged those present to read the Gospel daily in order that "the mercy of the Father may dwell in your heart, and you may bring it to everyone you meet."
"I invite you to take this Gospel, because the mercy of the Father is done works in you," he said.