Vatican City, Apr 9, 2017 / 02:48 am
On Palm Sunday Pope Francis said that as Holy Week begins, we should contemplate not only the glory with which Jesus is recognized as king as he enters Jerusalem, but also the suffering he endures before his death, and which is seen in the many who suffer due to war, violence and slavery today.
As the Church enters into the week before Jesus' Passion and death, the Lord "does not ask us to contemplate him only in pictures and photographs, or in the videos that circulate on the internet. No."
Instead, Jesus is present "in our many brothers and sisters who today endure sufferings like his own: they suffer from slave labor, from family tragedies, from diseases."
Many people also suffer from "wars and terrorism, from interests that are armed and ready to strike. Women and men who are cheated, violated in their dignity, discarded."