Vatican City, Jun 25, 2017 / 10:38 am
In his Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis reminded the faithful that following Christ does not mean our lives will be free from all earthly troubles.
"There is no Christian mission in the name of tranquility," the Pope said, speaking to those gathered in St. Peter's Square on June 25. "Difficulties and tribulations are part and parcel of evangelization."
Pope Francis reflected on the day's Gospel, in which Jesus instructs his followers not to be afraid.
"Jesus' mission did not guarantee the disciples success, nor did it shield them from failure or suffering," the Holy Father said.