Taiwanese bishops meet Pope Francis at Vatican

Elias Hubbard
May 16, 2018

"I express my great pain for the deaths and injuries. and reiterate that the use of violence never leads to peace".

DAILY POST recalls that Israeli forces had on Monday killed 60 Palestinians near the Gaza-Israel border. "War calls for war, violence calls for violence".

Pope Francis has condemned the killing of Palestinians near the Gaza-Israel border. "May God have mercy on us", he said.

At the end of his morning homily Tuesday, Pope Francis asked Catholics to pray for Priests, Bishops, and the Pope, who he said, must learn to leave their posts when it becomes necessary.

Francis explained that in the early years of the Church, Baptism was also called "illumination", and the newly Baptized were called the "illuminated", following Jesus words that he is "the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life".

During the cathechesis, the pope explained the significance of the white garment worn when receiving the sacrament.

Francis didn't single out either the Israelis or the Palestinians in his comments, instead urging all sides and the worldwide community to "renew their commitment so that dialogue, justice and peace prevail". "Their fate is central to peace and peace can never be built on neglect", the cardinal wrote. "As the flame of the paschal candle gives light to individual candles, so the love of the Risen Lord inflames the hearts of the baptized, filling them with light and heat".

Greeting them, Francis went visibly off the cuff, saying that remembering wars "causes sadness". "May the Lord grant all of us the grace to be able to take our leave and step down in this way [like Paul], with that spirit, with that strength, with that love for Jesus Christ and this faith in the Holy Spirit".

Pope Francis met with the Chilean bishops yesterday afternoon before meetings again today and tomorrow.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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