POPE’S ANGELUS ADDRESS: On Letting Jesus’ Fire Change Our Hearts, Renew Our Lives (FULL TEXT)

Posted August 18, 2019 10:19 am by Deborah Castellano Lubov

POPE’S ANGELUS ADDRESS: On Letting Jesus’ Fire Change Our Hearts, Renew Our Lives  (FULL TEXT)

Here is a ZENIT working translation of the address Pope Francis gave today, before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square.
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Before the Angelus:
Dear brothers and sisters, good morning!

In today’s Gospel (Lk 12:49-53), Jesus warns the disciples that the time to make a decision has come. His coming into the world, in fact, coincides with the time to make decisive choices: choosing the Gospel cannot be postponed. And to better understand His call, He uses the image of fire that He Himself came to bring to earth. Thus, He says: “I have come

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