Pope Francis on Tuesday encouraged Christians to get on with things, living life with joy. Speaking during the homily during Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, he urged them to avoid complaining and not to let themselves be paralyzed by the ugly sin of sloth.
Pope Francis has thanked Fr. Giulio Michelini for directing the Spiritual Exercises from which the Holy Father and Roman Curia returned on Friday, thanking him for his preparation.
Pope Francis on Tuesday travelled to two small towns in northern Italy to pay homage to two Italian parish priests of the past century who championed the poor and challenged powerful prelates to step outside their comfort zones.