Holy Father Pope Francis while addressing the faithful gathered for his General Audience continued his catechesis on the Holy Mass and conveyed that the Mass is the sacrifice of Christ which is free. His Holiness Pope Francis emphasized that there were three approaches that should never be lacking in disciples of Jesus: the first is learn how to give thanks, the second to make our life a gift of love and the third one is to build concrete communion in the Church and with everyone.

As reported by Vatican Radio, Holy Father Pope Francis remarked that “In offering the bread and wine which become the body and the blood of Christ, we unite ourselves to his sacrifice of reconciliation on the cross. As the memorial of the mystery of the Lord’s death and resurrection, the Eucharistic prayer asks that we may be drawn, in the Holy Spirit into communion with one another in the Mystical Body of Christ and united to the Son in his eternal sacrifice of praise and intercession before the Father.”

His Holiness Pope Francis concluded his audience by praying that at every Mass, the faithful would enter more fully into this mystery of faith which brings the forgiveness of sin, builds up the Church in unity and prays for the reconciliation and peace of our entire human family.