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God's offer of grace is never closed, Pope tells Sunday audience

January 06, 2014

“God is always present to raise up new men to purify the world from sin that ages and corrupts it,” Pope Francis assured his public audience on Sunday, January 5.

The reality of the Nativity—which will “never cease to amaze us”—is a reminder that “God is in solidarity with man and with his history,” the Pope said. God’s love is so strong, he continued, that even when “we prefer to stay in the closure of our mistakes and anguish of our sins,” Jesus “never ceases to offer himself and his grace that saves us.”

The Pope thanked the many people from around the world who had sent him Christmas greetings, noting that it was unfortunately impossible for him to acknowledge every message. He made a special point of thanking children who had sent “beautiful drawings: beautiful, beautiful!”


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