Pope Francis pray the angelus Sunday 14 june 2015


In Frigid Climates, Pope Renews Appeal to Help Homeless

During Angelus on Feast of Jesus’ Baptism, Francis Invites Faithful’s Hearts to Be Warmed to Help Them

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Let our hearts be warmed to help the homeless.
Pope Francis gave this encouragement during his Angelus address today at noon, on the feast of Jesus’ Baptism.
Drawing inspiration from the Gospel reading on Jesus’ Baptism in the River Jordan when there is the revelation from His Father, that ‘You are my beloved Son; with You, I am well pleased,” the Pontiff went on to call on those gathered to think of how they too are Children of God, given their own baptisms, and how they are to joyfully witness that.
However, after reciting the midday prayer, the Pontiff lamented that the homeless are suffering temperatures that have plummeted these days in Rome, with even the fountains freezing, and as God’s children, we ought to respond.
“In these days of such coldness,” the Pope appealed, “I think of, and I invite you to do the same, of all the people living on the street, hit by the cold and often indifference. Unfortunately, some have not made it [survived].”
“We pray for them and ask the Lord to warm our hearts to help them,” he said.
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Full Translation: https://zenit.org/articles/angelus-address-jan-8-on-our-baptism/

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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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