Vatican City, Jul 31, 2018 / 13:05 pm
Everyone is called to pursue sainthood through living the Works of Mercy, though it is not for the weak of heart, Pope Francis told more than 60,000 young altar servers in St. Peter's Square Tuesday.
"It is true, it is not easy, but remember – I will say it again – the way of holiness is not for the lazy," the pope said July 31.
"Do you all know the Works of Mercy? It's important!" he said. "To learn the Works of Mercy it is not necessary to go to university or to receive a degree, all can learn."
In a question and answer session, Pope Francis advised the pilgrims to "know and love the Lord Jesus more and more," encountering him in prayer, at Mass, through reading Scripture, in the poor.