Papal message to Cuban people

Pope Francis has sent a video-message to the people of Cuba on the eve of his apostolic journey there.

Jesus “knows better than anyone else what everyone needs, what are your longings, what is your deepest desire,” he said in his message, which the Holy See Press Office released on September 18. “He never abandons us, and even when we don’t act as he expects us to, he said, Jesus is always at our side, ready to welcome us, to comfort us, to give us a new hope, a new opportunity, a new life.”

The Pope also said he was coming as a pilgrim to the shrine of Our Lady of Charity as a  child to the home of his mother and that he rejoiced that the Cuban bishops were emphasizing a prayer he learned as a child: “Sacred Heart of Jesus, make my heart like yours.”



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