In The Pope Video for August 2021, the Holy Father addresses the Church’s specific vocation of evangelisation and a need for a reform that must begin with “a reform of ourselves”. It is an experience of prayer, charity, and service, inspired by the Holy Spirit.
Pope Francis reflects deeply on the situation of the Church, its vocation, and its identity, and he calls people to renew it “by discerning God’s will in our daily life.” He says that in times of crisis and difficulty the Church needs a reform “in the light of the Gospel.”
Irish Jesuit Paddy Carberry reflects on the Pope’s intention in Living Prayer 2021. He writes:
“Francis wants the Church to be involved in the real lives of people, bringing healing and consolation to those who suffer, and above all reaching out to the poor, the forgotten, the despised.
He longs for a Church that will be less grandiose, less triumphant, more humble, more inclusive, more Spirit-led.”
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