Pope: “we need to rediscover the taste of that freedom that knows how to guard the “common home” that God has given us.

November 25, 2018

Pope Sends Message to Festival of the Social Doctrine of the Church

‘To Risk Means Getting Involved.’

Pope Francis on November 22, 2018, released a video message to participants in the 8th Festival of the Social Doctrine of the Church, taking place in Verona, Italy November 22-25, 2018.

Here is the text of the video:

As Christians, faithful to the Gospel, and aware of our responsibility towards all our brothers and sisters, we are called to be attentive and vigilant so that the “risk of freedom” does not lose its highest and most demanding meaning.

To risk means getting involved.

To risk means getting involved.

And this is our first call.

We must all work together to eliminate whatever deprives men and women of the treasure of freedom.

At the same time, we need to rediscover the taste of that freedom that knows how to guard the “common home” that God has given us.