Pope Francis delivered his first address in English Friday. Listen here. It is quite moving to hear a holy father in your native tongue. Even as he said what he says! He brings it back to the his first Angelus message again and again: Never tire of asking for God’s forgiveness.
He’s going to get us to the Sacrament of Reconciliation yet!
In a video to a conference in the Philippines, he said:
I hope you would experience again the loving presence of Jesus in your lives, that you would love the Church more and that you would share the Gospel to all people with humility and joy. Do not get tired of bringing the mercy of the Father to the poor, the sick, the abandoned, the young people and families. Let Jesus be known in the world of politics, business, arts, science, technology and social media. Let the Holy Spirit renew creation and bring forth justice and peace in the Philippines and in the great continent of Asia that is close to my heart.
And he brought it back to night one, after his election:
Please pray for me. I promise to pray for you, especially to Our Mother the Blessed Virgin Mary, Star of the New Evangelization.