Sunday, 17 March 2013

Fifth Sunday of Lent: Pope Francis

Pope Francis visited the parish of St. Anne in the Vatican to celebrate the Mass of the Fifth Sunday of Lent. The Gospel of today's liturgy presents the story of the adulteress whom the Pharisees and scribes want to stone but is forgiven by Christ. Jesus said, "Go and from now on sin no more."
The Pope began his homily saying: “Jesus is alone on the mountain, praying. He prayed alone. Then, he went back into the temple, and all the people came to him. Jesus among the people. But then, they left him alone with the woman. " "That solitude of Jesus" - he said "is a fruitful solitude: that of prayer with the Father and that, is the message of the Church today, that solitude in which He shows mercy towards this woman."