Vatican City, May 26, 2019 / 04:02 am America/Denver (CNA).
Pope Francis said Sunday that the Church cannot remain static because the Holy Spirit guides the Church along the paths of history.
“The Lord today invites us to open our hearts to the gift of the Holy Spirit,” Pope Francis said May 26.
The mission of the Catholic Church is characterized by docility to the work of the Holy Spirit, who continually makes the Risen Lord alive and present, he said.
In his Regina Coeli address from the window of the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, Pope Francis reflected on Jesus’ words at the Last Supper, “The Paraclete, the Holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name -- he will teach you everything and remind you of all that I have told you.”
“As the moment of the cross approaches, Jesus reassures the Apostles that they will not remain alone: with them there will always be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete, who will support them in the mission of bringing the Gospel to the whole world,” he said.