Vatican City, Jun 29, 2019 / 06:35 am
The Catholic Church is Christ's beloved bride, Pope Francis said Saturday on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul.
"To the Lord we are not a group of believers or a religious organization, we are His bride. He looks at His Church with tenderness, He loves it with absolute fidelity, despite our mistakes and betrayals," Pope Francis said June 29.
In his Angelus address for the feast of the patron saints of Rome, Pope Francis reflected on Christ's words to St. Peter, "You are Peter and on this rock I will build my Church."
"Like that day to Peter, today He says to all of us: 'my Church, you are my Church,'" the pope said. "And we too can repeat it: my Church."