Video. (Rome Reports) Despite the rainy weather, thousands of people came out to see Pope Francis pray the Angelus in St. Peter's Square. Reflecting on Sunday's Gospel, he said that Christians who express hate, are a walking contradiction.
Video. (Rome Reports) It was a meeting where politics was set aside, and priority was given to prayer. Pope Francis invited the Presidents of Israel and Palestine to pray for peace. Also there, was Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, who leads the Orthodox Church, which has a strong presence in the Holy Land.
Video. (Rome Reports). Pope Francis explained what charisms are at today's general audience. He said they are graces that God grants to Christians so they can pass along to others. The Pope added that the diversity of charisms within the Church shouldn't "become a source of division."