Pope Francis opened the basilica’s holy door as part of the annual penitential rite and was the first pope to do so since 1294. He also prayed before the relics of St. Celestine, whose tomb lies inside the basilica.
Following Christ the King, whose regal power is love and mercy, means the whole church and each Christian must “follow his way of tangible love,” Pope Francis said.
eople who follow Christ do not listen to “prophets of doom,” silly horoscopes or sermons that frighten and divide people, Pope Francis said.
When Louise May saw a picture of Pope Francis opening the Holy Door of Mercy at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, she said she heard “a […]