(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday received the participants in the national assembly of Italian Religious Superiors, who have been meeting in Rome to explore the specific role of consecrated life in the Church’s broader mission, in the key of Evangelii gaudium – Pope Francis’ post-Synodal exhortation on the joy of the Gospel.
In remarks prepared for the occasion and delivered to the superiors, Pope Francis spoke especially of the fraternal life as an indispensable element of witness to the true meaning of brotherhood in the world – especially in today’s world. “This fraternity, however, presupposes the fatherhood of God and the motherhood of the Church and of the Virgin Mary,” he said. “We must each day place ourselves once again in this relationship, and we can do so with prayer, the Eucharist, with adoration, with the Rosary.”
The 54th national assembly of the Italian Conference of Major Superiors opened in Tivoli on Monday, November 3rd, and concluded with the Papal audience on Friday, November 7th.
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