Holy Father Pope Francis while addressing the faithful gathered at St. Peter’s Square for the Angelus invited the pilgrims to rejoice in God’s great love for humanity. His Holiness Pope Francis exhorted the faithful that Christians are strong in the knowledge that God so loved the world that He sent His only Son to give us eternal life.

As reported by Vatican Radio, Holy Father Pope Francis remarked that “Christians are strong because even when the situation appears desperate, they know that God will intervene offering man salvation and joy. God does not stand aside but enters the history of humanity to animate it with grace and to save it.” Further, His Holiness added, “When we find the courage to recognize ourselves for what we are, we realize that we are called to deal with our fragility and our limits. Then it can happen that we become overcome by anguish, by the anxiety for tomorrow, by the fears of illness and death.”

His Holiness Pope Francis reminded that Christianity does not offer easy consolations and highlighted that it is not a shortcut, it requires faith and a strong moral standing, which rejects evil, selfishness, corruption. Holy Father concluded his remarks with a prayer to Mother of Mercy, to help us feel that we are loved by God, to be close to us when we feel alone and when we are tempted to surrender to the difficulties of life.