Vatican City, Sep 27, 2017 / 15:13 pm
On the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul, Pope Francis said that charity is central to the Church's mission, and we are called to share it with the world, especially those in need.
"All of us, in truth, are called to water ourselves upon the rock that is the Lord and to quench the world's thirst with the charity that springs from Him," the Pope said Sept. 27.
"Charity is at the heart of the Church, it is the reason for its action, the soul of its mission."
As Benedict XVI wrote in the encyclical Caritas in Veritate: "Charity is the main path of the Church's social doctrine. Every responsibility and commitment outlined by this doctrine is attuned to charity which, according to Jesus' teaching, is the synthesis of all the Law," he said.