In Rome today, Pope Francis addressed those who joined him for the recital of his Sunday Angelus prayer at St. Peter’s Square.
Reflecting on the day’s Gospel, which narrates the parable of the unforgiving servant, the Pope urged all Christians to open their hearts to forgiveness, and said that to be able to build peace, one must be able to forgive. “Forgiveness does not deny the injustice one has been subjected to”, the Pope said, “but it acknowledges the fact, that the human being, created in the image of God, is always superior to the wrong that is committed." Commenting on Jesus’ invitation to forgive “not seven times, but seventy-seven times,” the Pope said, it means, “that Christians are called always to show forgiveness."
Every three years, The World Meeting of Families brings together families from across the world to celebrate, pray and reflect on the central importance of marriage, and the family, as the cornerstone of our lives, of society and of the Church. The next World Meeting of Familieswill be hosted in Dublin, Ireland from August 21-26, 2018.
Our very own, Francis Denis was in Ireland over the weekend and had a chance to talk to Fr. Tim Barlett, Secretary-General of the World Meeting of Families 2018, about the themes of next year’s international event that will bring together families from all over the world.
We will bring you more from that interview in the coming days, so be sure to stay tuned.
The Pope has called for a Synod of Bishops to take place in October of 2018, specifically on the topic of, "Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment". All dioceses from around the world, have been asked by the Pope, to provide input, which will be used to help draft the working paper for the Synod participants. Last Wednesday, 20 young people gathered in Rome to share what their hopes are for the upcoming Synod. Have a look:
Finally, last week marked another milestone for Salt + Light TV as our broadcast partner, Bell Aliant, started offering S+L TV on high definition.
If you are currently watching us on high definition TV and subscribe to Telus TV, Tbaytel or Bell Fibe, you would have already noticed the difference. We encourage all our viewers in Canada, especially our viewers in Atlantic Canada, to contact their TV service provider and ask for Salt + Light HD as part of their monthly subscription.
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