“The identity of disciples comes from their having been chosen and taken from the world, and this election is a gift for them, but also a risky engagement,” said Cardinal Parolin, commenting on the Gospel passage of Saint John, where Jesus reminds His disciples that they don’t belong to the world: “behold why the world hates you.” “The world doesn’t like Jesus’ disciples,” explained the Vatican Secretary of State, “because it understands that it no longer represents the foundation of their existence.” In fact, Christ’s act of election (. . .) confers a new foundation on the existence of men

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