Pope Francis: ‘I want to live for the Lord’
Pope Francis, speaking during his homily at the Vatican on Wednesday, said he was in a “very, very good mood” and was not worried about the weather or climate.
“I don’t want to be the one who is going to say: ‘We’re going to leave.
We’re going away,'” Francis said.
“It’s important that we live for God, for the Creator, and for all those who love him, because it’s the best.”
He noted that the world is “still very vulnerable,” with many “sick” people in the world.
Francis said his message was for people in need.
“There are people in our society who are suffering,” Francis said, “and who have to be supported, because they’re sick.”
He called for “great solidarity” and called on the world to help those in need and to work toward a world in which “people are treated equally.”
Francis has also called for a world without poverty.
Francis also said the Catholic Church is “in the midst of a crisis of conscience.”
“I am profoundly convinced that we have a moral responsibility to care for those in our communities, in our countries, in all of the countries, where the Gospel is being preached, where it’s being taught, where our children are being educated,” Francis told reporters.
“We have a responsibility to say ‘Yes, it is OK to be poor, but we also have a duty to help people with the needs of the poor,'” Francis added.
Francis is currently in St. Peter’s Square in Rome.
Pope Francis is pictured here during his Thursday Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Rome, Italy, on April 14, 2018.