VATICAN - Pope: Time of mercy, closeness to wounded for entire Church [AN]

Encountering priests of the diocese of Rome, Francis says that “we must think of the Church today like a ‘field hospital’". “I always carry a small cloth bag” with a cross, in memory of a great confessor", and when I have bad thoughts about someone my hand reaches for it". Confessors must be neither “lax” nor “rigorous”.


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