Angelus Address: On the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave January 13, 2019, 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!
Today, at the end of the liturgical Season of Christmas, we celebrate the feast of the Lord’s Baptism. The liturgy calls us to know Jesus more fully, whose birth we celebrated a short while ago. And, therefore, the Gospel (Cf. Luke 3:15-16.21-22) illustrates two important elements: Jesus’ relationship with the people, and Jesus’ relationship with the Father.
In the account of the Baptism, conferred on