Vatican City, Mar 11, 2018 / 04:12 am
On Sunday Pope Francis said that to be a Christian isn't easy, but means having faith and striving to live a moral life even when it's hard, trusting in God and his love during moments of weakness and anxiety.
"Christianity doesn't offer easy consolations, it's not a shortcut, but requires faith and a healthy moral life which rejects evil, selfishness and corruption," the Pope said March 11.
A faithful and moral life, he said, "gives us the true and great hope in God the Father, rich in mercy, who has given us his only son, thus revealing to us his immense love."
Pope Francis spoke to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square for his Sunday Angelus address, which he focused on the day's passage from John's Gospel when Jesus speaks to Nicodemus, explaining what will happen to those who believe and walk in truth, and what will happen to those who don't.