By Deborah Castellano Lubov

Build up the Church with your sacrifices…

This was the advice Pope Francis gave, before concluding his weekly General Audience, this morning, Feb. 5, 2020, in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, to young people, newlyweds, and elderly.

Today, Francis continued his new series of catechesis on the Beatitudes in Matthew’s Gospel, following his last series on the Acts of the Apostles, considering the first of the eight proclamations: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Mt 5:3).

“Lastly,” Pope Francis said, “I greet the young, the elderly, the sick and newlyweds.”

“May the Lord, with his Grace,” the Holy Father prayed, “support the purpose of building the Church with our sacrifices, overcoming our selfishness and placing ourselves at the service of the Gospel.”

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