Vatican City, May 15, 2016 / 03:35 am
On the solemnity of Pentecost Pope Francis said the Holy Spirit, rather than giving a new message, brings Jesus' timeless teachings to life and helps us to both understand and live it throughout our lives.
"The Holy Spirit exercises a role of teaching and memory...the Holy Spirit doesn't bring a different teaching, but makes that of Jesus alive and active, so that the time that the passage of time does not erase it or make it fade," the Pope said May 15.
"He grafts this teaching into our hearts, helps us to interiorize it, making it become part of us, flesh of our flesh," the Pope continued, adding that at the same time, the Spirit "prepares the heart so that it is able to truly receive the words and example of the Lord."
Pope Francis spoke to pilgrims present in St. Peter's Square for his final Regina Coeli of the liturgical year, which he prayed after presiding over Mass for the solemnity of Pentecost inside the Basilica.