Vatican City, Jun 8, 2019 / 10:01 am
Pope Francis said Saturday he wants people to recognize the Church as their home and a place where they are always welcome.
"How I wish," he said June 8, that people would recognize the Church "for this more than mercy, for this more than humanity and tenderness, of which there is so much need!"
That "you would feel at home, the 'maternal home' where you are always welcome and where you can always come back," he said.
"You would always feel welcomed, listened to, interpreted well, helped to take a step forward in the direction of the kingdom of God... As a mother knows how to do, even with her now-grown children."