Vatican City, Mar 28, 2018 / 04:00 am
The Easter Triduum is the most important time of year for Christians, Pope Francis said Wednesday, and stressed that those who truly allow themselves to be transformed by Jesus' resurrection, while still being sinners, cannot be corrupt.
"A Christian, if he truly allows himself to be washed by Christ, if he truly lets himself be stripped of the 'old man' to walk in a new life, even while remaining a sinner, he cannot be corrupt," the pope said March 28. "He can no longer live with death in the soul, nor can he be the cause of death."
The justification Jesus offered by dying on the cross "saves us from corruption," he said.
Francis said it is "sad and painful" to see "fake Christians" who claim to be walking according to the path given by Jesus after his resurrection, but in reality, are living a corrupt life.