Vatican City, Feb 28, 2017 / 09:29 am
In an interview published Tuesday, Pope Francis spoke about what it means to care for and be present to the people in our communities – whether they are widows, orphans, migrants, or the homeless – and why this is important.
"It is very tiring to wear the shoes of others," he said, "because often we are slaves of our selfishness. On one level we can say that people prefer to mind their own problems without wanting to see the suffering or the difficulty of another."
"There is another level, however. To wear the shoes of others means to have a great capacity to comprehend, to understand the circumstance and difficult situations."
The Pope's latest interview was published Feb. 28 in "Scarp de tenis," a monthly periodical supported by Caritas Ambrosiana and Caritas Italiana. Based out of Milan, Italy, Caritas Ambrosiana interviewed Francis ahead of his planned trip to the diocese on March 25.