Vatican City, Oct 14, 2020 / 05:00 am (CNA).- Pope Francis said Wednesday that the Psalms shed new light on suffering, showing that “all human pains for God are sacred.” 

In his general audience address in the Paul VI Audience Hall Oct. 14, he said: “Everyone suffers in this world: whether they believe in God or reject Him. But in the Psalter, pain becomes a relationship: a cry for help waiting to intercept a listening ear. It cannot remain meaningless, without purpose.”

The pope remained at a distance from pilgrims throughout Wednesday’s audience, arriving via a side entrance and leaving without mingling with members of the public. 

Praise the Lord

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