Jesus’ coming is an invitation to conversion, Pope Francis says

Posted December 26, 2017 1:43 pm by CNA Daily News

Jesus’ coming is an invitation to conversion, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Dec 26, 2017 / 07:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Tuesday Pope Francis said there is a strong link between the death of St. Stephan, the Church’s first martyr, and the birth of Christ, who came to offer message that is often uncomfortable and calls us to convert.

“Jesus’ message is uncomfortable and inconvenient for us, because it challenges worldly religious power and provokes consciences,” the Pope said Dec. 26, adding that after his coming, “it’s necessary to convert, to change mentality, to renounce thinking like before…to convert.”

Speaking to pilgrims present in St. Peter’s Square during his Angelus address for

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