MIL-OSI Translation: EUROPE / SLOVAKIA – The Pope: Christian witness is born from the triumph of the Cross, and does not follow the paths of worldly “triumphalisms”

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Source: The Holy See in Italian

Headline: EUROPE / SLOVAKIA – The Pope: Christian witness is born from the triumph of the Cross, and does not follow the paths of worldly “triumphalisms”

Prešov – The mission of the Church does not pursue the worldly ways of “triumphalism” and self-affirmation. Every authentic Christian witness comes to life from the mysterious triumph of the Cross of Christ and attests to it, also configuring its forms and movements to the “humble love” of Christ “which is fruitful in everyday life and makes all things new from within, like a seed that has fallen to the ground, which dies and produces fruit ». Thus Pope Francis, on the liturgical solemnity of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, once again indicated the bond that inseparably unites the cross of Christ and the journey of the Church in history. He did so in the homily he gave during the Divine Byzantine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, which he presided over in the city of Prešov, in the square of Mestská športová hala, on the morning of the third day of his apostolic visit to Slovak land.

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