General Audience © Vatican Media

'Let the Holy Spirit Mold You Like Wax,' Urges Pope

To ‘Reflect Jesus in Today’s World’

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Share this Entry

Let the Holy Spirit mold you like wax to reflect Jesus in today’s world.
Pope Francis encouraged Arabic-speaking Christians, especially those from the Middle East present in St. Peter’s Square, to do so during today’s General Audience of Wednesday, May 30, 2018.
After his catechesis on Confirmation, the Pope said: ‘Dear brothers and sisters, in Confirmation God the Father has marked us, Christ has confirmed us and has placed the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge.
“Let us conserve this gift with care and allow ourselves to be molded, like wax, by its fiery charity, to reflect Jesus Christ in today’s world.”
Pope Francis concluded, saying: “May the Lord bless you all! “

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Share this Entry

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': or

Support ZENIT

If you liked this article, support ZENIT now with a donation