INTERNATIONAL: Pope’s first 2019 address: Prayer involves recognising self as God’s beloved child
Pope Francis twirls a football presented by a member of CirCuba, the Cuban national circus, during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican on 2 January. Photo: Paul Haring/CNS.
By Cindy Wooden
Christians are not better than other people, Pope Francis said, but they do know that God is their Father and they are called “to reflect a ray of his goodness in this world thirsting for goodness, waiting for good news”.
Leading his first general audience of 2019, the Holy Father continued a series of talks he has been giving about the Lord’s Prayer – but he also welcomed