Mass can't be bought – salvation is free, Pope Francis says

Posted March 7, 2018 5:52 am by Editor

Mass can't be bought – salvation is free, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Mar 7, 2018 / 03:24 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis issued a harsh critique of the trend to ask parishioners for a financial contribution in order to have Mass said for a loved one, saying to make a personal offering is fine, but the liturgy should never have a price tag.

“If I have someone who is in need, relatives and friends, I can name them in that moment, internally in silence,” he said, referring to the moments of silence during the Eucharistic Prayer recited in Mass.

However, alluding to the fact that it’s common in many parishes

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