The Church in the World

Proclaiming Gospel today ‘carries a price’

10 April 2014 | by James Roberts | Comments: 0

Rome

In his homily last Friday at the Domus Sanctae Marthae, Pope Francis warned the faithful to expect persecution for following Christ, writes James Roberts. “All the people whom the Holy Spirit chooses to tell the truth to the People of God suffer persecution,” said Pope Francis – and Jesus “is precisely the model, the icon”. The Lord took upon himself “all the persecutions of his people”. “I dare say,” Pope Francis added, “there are as many or more martyrs now than in the early days, because they tell the truth and proclaim Christ Jesus to a worldly society in love with ease and keen to avoid problems.”“There is the death penalty or imprisonment for having the Gospel at home, for teaching the Catechism, today, in some ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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