Krakow, Poland, Jul 30, 2016 / 08:28 am
The weaker we are, the more God's mercy can transform our lives. Pope Francis made these impromptu remarks on Saturday to crowds of young people gathered outside of Krakow's St. John Paul II shrine.
"Today, the Lord wants us to feel ever more profoundly his great mercy," the Pope said in a short, impromptu speech, delivered right after his visit to the Polish city's Divine Mercy shrine. "May we never turn away from Jesus!"
Pope Francis shared these thoughts to a group of young people who are in Poland for World Youth Day moments before entering the St. John Paul II shrine to pass through its Holy Door, hear confessions, and celebrate Mass for priests and religious men and women.
We may think that we are the "worst" on account of our sins and weaknesses, the Pope told the youth. However, this is how God prefers us to be, in order that "his mercy may spread."