Holy Father Pope Francis while addressing the faithful gathered at St. Peter’s Square, conveyed that the great novelty of Christianity is a God who though disappointed by our sins, is merciful. His Holiness reflected on the parable of the vine-growers and described this Gospel passage as a love story which had both positive and negative moments.

As reported by Vatican radio, Holy Father Pope Francis remarked that “In order to understand how God the Father responds to those opposed to his love, the Gospel proposes the question: When will the master of vineyard arrive and what will he do to those growers?” Further, His Holiness added, “The disappointment of God for the wicked behavior of men is not the last word and here is the great novelty of Christianity where a God who, though disappointed by our mistakes and sins, does not fail in his word, does not stop and above all it does not avenge.”’

His Holiness concluded the message by recalling the Beatification of Fr. Arsenio da Trigolo, a priest of the Capuchin Friars Minor, on 14th October, 2017.