Urbi et orbi – “we are facing the storm together”

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With great emotion I watched on Rai 1 Italian TV, a lonely Pope in an empty St Peter’s Square, in the pouring rain, deliver a beautiful sermon on the calming of the storm.

Two points jumped out: we are all, believers and unbelievers, in that boat, facing that storm together, one humanity in fear, experiencing our need for help.

Then the Pope commented on the words of the frightened Apostles, “Lord don’t you care, we are in danger!” With beautiful words the Pope assured us all, Christ does care, He is the first to care, He shares that danger, but with utter confidence in His Father’s love. He shares that love with us all.

Mgr Aldo Angelosanto