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Pope Francis celebrates Mass for Centro Aletti

Pope Francis presides over the Holy Mass for the Centro Aletti in the Vatican’s Redemptoris Mater Chapel. - RV

Pope Francis presides over the Holy Mass for the Centro Aletti in the Vatican’s Redemptoris Mater Chapel. - RV

08/04/2016 19:22

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday evening said the path of the Christian does not tolerate climbers, who show off and strut when following Jesus.

The Holy Father was speaking during a Mass for members of the Centro Aletti, a center for study and research attached to the mission of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) at the Pontifical Oriental Institute.

During his homily the Pope spoke of the joy of being worthy to suffer dishonor for the name of Jesus, adding persecution and suffering are part of Christian witness.

The Mass took place in the Vatican’s Redemptoris Mater Chapel, the mosaics of which were done by the Director of the Centro Aletti, Father Marko Rupnik, SJ.

The Centro Aletti is mainly for scholars and artists with a Christian perspective from Central and Eastern Europe, with the aim of giving them an opportunity to meet with their Western colleagues.

08/04/2016 19:22