Pope: Christians are called to be 'couriers of hope'

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Pope at Mass: Christians are called to be 'couriers of hope'

Pope Francis has urged Christians to be “couriers of hope,” “genuine witnesses of Jesus in the world”.

The Pope’s exhortation to leave the Lord’s table after the Eucharist and to be active in bringing His message of peace and mercy into the world, came during the homily at Holy Mass in the southern Italian town of Molfetta where he travelled to pay tribute to Fr. Tonino Bello who was known as “the pastor of mercy” and the bishop of “the last ones.

Addressing the crowds gathered for Mass in the port area of the coastal town, Pope Francis commented on the liturgical readings of the day which focus on two central elements for Christian life: Bread and the Word.