Pope Francis Honours Blessed John XXIII – visits his tomb

The Pope visited the tomb of John XXIII on the day that marked 50 years since his death. Moments before, after a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pope greeted thousands of pilgrims who came to visit from the late Pope’s Diocese of Bergamo. The Pope prayed with them, and asked them to imitate his predecessor by focusing on the virtues of peace and obedience.

POPE FRANCIS
“Angelo Roncalli was able to convey peace: It was a natural, serene and cordial kind of peace. As Pope, he transmitted that peace to the world, adding to this reputation of kindness. It’s so nice to encounter such a good priest. A priest with graciousness.”

The Pope explained that in order to achieve peace, it is necessary to put selfishness aside and instead to make room for God.

The Bishop of Bergamo provoked some nervous laughs, when he told Pope Francis that after his election, many thought his gestures resembled those of Pope John XXIII.

With thanks to http://www.romereeports.com

Advertisements
Video | This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s