Vatican City, Mar 18, 2019 / 12:17 pm
Meeting with representatives of a charismatic group dedicated to caring for the sick, Pope Francis on Monday emphasized the need for tenderness as the natural Christian response to human suffering.
The word “tenderness,” Pope Francis warned, is “a word that today risks being dropped from the dictionary.”
“We must take it up again and put it into practice anew. Christianity without tenderness does not work. Tenderness is a properly Christian attitude: it is also the very marrow of our encounter with people who suffer,” he said.
The pope met March 18 with men and women religious from the Camillian Charismatic Family.