Rome, Italy, Nov 9, 2019 / 10:54 am
Go out to meet the poor, listen to them, and speak to them with the heart of Jesus, Pope Francis said Saturday at Mass in the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran.
The Mass, celebrated on the Feast of the Dedication of the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, opened a special week dedicated to the poor, which will culminate in the commemoration of the World Day of the Poor Nov. 17.
"May the Lord rejoice in seeing us on the move, ready to listen with his heart to his poor who cry to Him," the pope said Nov. 9.
"Meet others, enter into dialogue with them, listen to them with humility, gratuitousness and poverty of heart."