POPE-AUDIENCE Mar-27-2013 (760 words) With photos. xxxi
By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Holy Week is a time to follow Jesus out of one’s parish or group and out of one’s comfort zone to go with him in search of the lost sheep, Pope Francis said.
“There is such a great need to bring (people) the living presence of Jesus, who is merciful and rich in love,” the pope said March 27 at his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square.
The pope began very simply, saying in Italian: “Good morning. I’m happy to welcome you to my first general audience.” Read more