Vatican City, Apr 21, 2018 / 08:35 am
On Saturday Pope Francis said that Christians are called to a mission of leading others to an encounter with Jesus Christ, in order that every person might grow in his or her individual call to holiness.
"The men and women of our time need to meet Jesus Christ: He is the path that leads to the Father; He is the Gospel of hope and love that enables us to go as far as giving ourselves," the pope said April 21.
"It is a matter of carrying out an itinerary of holiness to respond courageously to the call of Jesus, each according to his own particular charism."
Quoting from 1 Thessalonians 4:13, Pope Francis said: "For a Christian it is not possible to think of his mission on earth without understanding it as a path of holiness, because 'this is in fact the will of God, your sanctification.'"