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The Holy Trinity invites us to grow in unity as Christians | Catholic National Register

Speaking out of the blue, the Pope added that it may not be easy to understand the mystery of the Holy Trinity, but that it is possible for everyone to “live this mystery”.

VATICAN CITY – On the occasion of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Pope Francis has declared that unity is essential to Christian life because God is a communion of love.

“This mystery of the Trinity has been revealed to us by Jesus himself,” Pope Francis said in his address to the Angelus on May 30.

“He showed us the face of God as a merciful Father; he presented himself, true man, as Son of God and Word of the Father; he spoke of the Holy Spirit who proceeds from the Father and the Son, the Spirit of Truth.

Addressing the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square from the window of the Vatican Apostolic Palace, the Pope said that Trinity Sunday “makes us contemplate this wonderful mystery” and poses an invitation to grow in “unity. to which Jesus calls us ”.

“And this unity, I dare say, is essential for Christians … because it is the unity which arises from the love, the mercy of God, the justification of Jesus Christ and the presence of the Spirit. Holy in our hearts, ”he added.

Angelus of May 30, 2021 / Vatican Media / CNA

Pope Francis said that “love is essentially a gift of self” which reflects the “infinite reality” of the Holy Trinity in which the “Father gives himself by generating his Son, who in turn gives himself to the Father, and their mutual love is the Holy Spirit, the bond of their unity.

Speaking out of the blue, the Pope added that it may not be easy to understand the mystery of the Holy Trinity, but that it is possible for everyone to “live this mystery”.

After offering the Angelus prayer in Latin with the crowd in front of St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pope announced that he had invited the Christian leaders of Lebanon to the Vatican on July 1 to pray together for “the worrying situation in the country “.

Angelus of May 30, 2021 / Andrea Dominique

Angelus of May 30, 2021 / Andrea Dominique

The Pope also celebrated the beatification of three martyrs of the Spanish Civil War, María Pilar Gullón Yturriaga, Octavia Iglesias Blanco and Olga Pérez-Monteserín Núñez, which took place in Spain on May 29.

“These three courageous lay people, in imitation of the Good Samaritan, devoted themselves to caring for the war wounded and did not abandon them in the time of danger. They took risks and were killed for hating their faith. We praise the Lord for their evangelical witness, ”he said.

Pope Francis encouraged people to read the Bible to find the strength necessary for life.

The Pope said: “Always carry the New Testament with you, a pocket Gospel: in your purse, in your pocket, so that you can read it any time of the day. So we will find Jesus in Sacred Scripture.