In every suffering and needy person, know how to see the face of Christ
The Circle of St. Peter for many years is a beautiful reality of assistance and help to the poor: a shoot of the rich and fruitful "vine" of charity and an expression of the ecclesial "vineyard" of Rome. Strive to be the face of a Church that pushes itself to the frontiers, never standing still but walking to meet the brothers and sisters who are hungering and thirsting to be welcomed, yearning for sharing, closeness and solidarity. I urge you to continue on this path! In your activity, do not be ashamed of the wounded flesh of the brother", but to discover the “face of Christ” in every suffering and needy person but in every suffering and needy person know how to see the face of Christ. Be courageous missionaries of Christian charity and do not tire of bearing witness to the mercy and goodness of God, becoming instruments of consolation for many fragile and desperate people.
(Audience to the Members of the Circolo San Pietro, 12 May 2018)
Common good and social justice cannot exist without fraternity and sharing
There cannot be a true communion and a commitment to the common good and social justice without fraternity and sharing.
(Regina Coeli, 2 April 2018)
We exist in relationship with our brothers and sisters with whom we act in solidarity
We exist in relationship with our brothers and sisters, towards whom we have a responsibility and with whom we act in solidarity.
(Message for the Celebration of the XLIX World Day of Peace, 1 January 2016)
A LITTLE OR A LOT, IT IS ALL WELCOME. GIVING IS A GIFT