Pope’s Mass: Prophets are always persecuted, at times even within the Church (Video) During his homily at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis explained why prophets are always persecuted. He talked about how the Pharisees persecuted and wrote off Jesus April 4, 2014NULL Rome ReportsFrancis To view the video click here. – Subscribe to the ZENIT Daily Email Newsletter Receive the latest stories in your inbox each day! SUBSCRIBE! Thank you for subscribing to ZENIT!