Angelus Address: On Christ’s Transfiguration and the Christian Perspective of Suffering

Posted March 17, 2019 11:15 am by Virginia Forrester

Angelus Address: On Christ’s Transfiguration and the Christian Perspective of Suffering

Here is a translation of the address Pope Francis gave March 17, 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!
In this Second Sunday of Lent, the liturgy has us contemplate the event of the Transfiguration, in which Jesus grants the disciples Peter, James, and John to taste the glory of the Resurrection: a bit of Heaven on earth. The evangelist Luke (Cf. 9:28-36) shows us Jesus transfigured on the mountain, which is the place of light, fascinating symbol of the singular experience reserved to

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