Vatican City, Feb 27, 2019 / 03:11 am
Pope Francis said Wednesday that evil is limited compared to the expanding force of God's holiness in the world.
"Evil's days are numbered. Evil is not eternal," Pope Francis said in a departure from his prepared remarks in St. Peter's Square Feb. 27.
"God's holiness is an expanding force, and we beg that it quickly shatters barriers of our world," he said, adding that this holiness "spreads in concentric circles, like when throwing a stone into a pond."
Pope Francis explained that "prayer drives away all fear. The Father loves us, the Son raises his arms side by side with ours, the Spirit works in secret for the redemption of the world."