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Christ invites all to come to him, says Pope

July 07, 2014

In his July 6 Sunday Angelus address, Pope Francis reflected on Christ’s words, “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.”

“In the poorest countries, but also in the suburbs of the richest countries,” many suffer “under the unbearable weight of abandonment and indifference,” Pope Francis said. “How bad is human indifference to the needy! And worse, the indifference of Christians!”

“On the margins of society, there are many men and women worn down by poverty, but also by dissatisfaction and frustration in life,” the Pope added. To the poor and suffering, as well as “to those who own everything, but whose heart is empty and without God,” Christ addresses his invitation.

Christ’s yoke, Pope Francis continued, is the yoke of brotherly love, offered with a meek and humble heart. “Once you have received the refreshment and comfort of Christ,” he said, “we are called in turn to become refreshment and comfort for our brothers and sisters, with a meek and humble attitude, in imitation of the Master.”


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