Pope Francis Emphasizes Spiritual Struggle in Christian Life During General Audience

Pope Francis Emphasizes Spiritual Struggle in Christian Life During General Audience

Pope Francis Stresses Spiritual Struggle in Christian Life

During his Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis underlined that the spiritual journey of a Christian is not free from challenges but involves a constant battle against temptation.

He emphasized that saints, rather than being exempt from temptation, were individuals keenly aware of the recurring seductions of evil, which they confronted and rejected.

Call for Prayer Amidst Warfare

At the audience’s conclusion, Pope Francis urged people to remember those affected by war, labeling war as madness and always a defeat.

He specifically mentioned regions facing conflicts like Palestine, Israel, Ukraine, and expressed concern for the Rohingya community facing persecution.

His call for prayers encompassed these troubled areas, urging people not to forget those enduring the horrors of warfare.

Encouragement to Uphold Faith and Gospel

Lastly, Pope Francis encouraged continued dedication to Christ Jesus and urged unwavering support for the dissemination of His Gospel.

His closing message stressed the importance of steadfast adherence to Christ and the necessity of actively supporting the Gospel’s propagation.

Courtney Mares, a Rome Correspondent for Catholic News Agency and Harvard University graduate, reported on the Pope’s audience, emphasizing his call for spiritual resilience and prayer amidst global strife.

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