Mar 30, 2015


Joshua McElwee, National Catholic Reporter|March 29, 2015

ROME Pope Francis has called on Christians around the world to use Holy Week as a time to reflect and exemplify the humility of Christ, and to reject a worldliness that he says proposes “another way” of vanity, pride and success.

Speaking in his homily during Mass in St. Peter’s Square for Palm Sunday, the pope said the story of Jesus’ suffering shows that the only true way of life for Christians is humility.

Reflecting on the Gospel story of the day — read in most places as the complete story of the passion and death of Christ, from his entry to Jerusalem to his crucifixion — Francis said: “Humility is above all God’s way: God humbles himself to walk with his people.”

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