Pope Francis and the Passionists: stay close to those who are suffering

The Pope received in audience this morning, 22 October, in the Vatican those Passionists who were participating the General Chapter. Francis encouraged them to be ministers of reconciliation, because the Church needs ministers who “listen without condemnation and accept with mercy”, and to face new challenges such as migrations, secularism and the digital world. With “creative fidelity” face the new challenges of our time, bringing Christ to a suffering world.