Vatican City, Apr 1, 2020 / 04:00 am
Pope Francis offered a prayer for media professionals who are covering the coronavirus pandemic before his daily Mass on Wednesday.
“Those who work in the media, who work to communicate today so that people are not so isolated … help us to bear this time of isolation,” Pope Francis said April 1.
The pope asked for people to pray for all those who work in communications and for the education of children.
In his homily via livestream from the chapel in his Vatican City residence, Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis said that “the Holy Spirit gives us freedom.”
“The disciple lets himself be guided by the Spirit. For this reason the disciple is always a man of tradition and novelty. He is a free man,” Francis said.
Christian discipleship allows Jesus to show the way of freedom and life, the pope explained.
Pope Francis said that the “true identity of a Christian” is found in discipleship.
“Christian identity is not an identity card that says ‘I am a Christian,’” he said. “No, it is discipleship.”