Vatican City, Apr 18, 2018 / 02:50 am
On Wednesday Pope Francis said that to make the sign of the cross is to mark ourselves as Christians, and that it is something we should do often to remind ourselves that we belong to God.
"The cross is the badge that shows who we are: our speaking, thinking, looking, working [are] under the sign of the cross, that is, the love of Jesus, to the end," the pope said April 18.
"Making the sign of the cross when we wake up, before meals, before a danger, to defend against evil, [at] night before sleep means to tell ourselves and others who we belong to, who we want to be."
Pope Francis spoke about the sign of the cross during the weekly Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square.