A quote from Pope Francis:
“The Church is Mother, and must never forget the tragedy of her children. She too must be poor, to become fruitful and to respond to so much suffering. A poor Church is a Church that practices a voluntary simplicity in her own life -- in her institutions, in the lifestyle of her members -- to break down walls of separation, especially those that separate us from the poor. This takes prayer and action. Let us pray intensively to the Lord to awaken us, to make our Christian families agents in this revolution of family closeness that is now so necessary. This is what the Church has been made of since the very beginning. And let us not forget that the judgment of the needy, the small and the poor prefigures the judgment of God.”
-- General audience, June 3, 2015
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