domenica 19 marzo 2023

Regno Unito
Archbishop Justin reflects on the 10th anniversary of Pope Francis' inauguration

(The Archbishop of Canterbury)
Reflecting on the 10th anniversary of the papal inauguration of Pope Francis – and on his first meeting with the Pope – the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, said: “One of the most astonishing images from the Covid-19 pandemic was the image of Pope Francis, totally alone in the dark and cold of St Peter’s Square, delivering an ‘Urbi et Orbi’ – a blessing ‘to the city and to the world’. In a square that would normally be packed with people, Pope Francis spoke of stormy times to a scattered world. Reflecting in the Gospel story of Jesus calming the storm, the Pope said: ‘We are on the same boat, all of us fragile and disoriented, but at the same time important and needed, all of us called to row together, each of us in need of comforting the other.’ (...)