Renouncing sin, the seductions of evil and Satan are not just temporary actions done during Baptism, but are what the Church firmly believes and are attitudes we must keep throughout our lives.
The Pope 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 2, 2018.
After his catechesis on Baptism, the Pope stressed, “I extend a cordial welcome to the Arab-speaking pilgrims, especially those from the Middle East!
“Dear brothers and sisters, always remember that the renunciation of sin, the seductions of evil, and Satan, is what the Church believes; they are not temporary actions, limited to the moment of Baptism, but attitudes that accompany all the growth and maturation of Christian life.”
Pope Francis concluded saying: “May the Lord bless you all! “