Sunday, August 29, 2004

Pope Recalls St. John the Baptist

Today, on the feast day of St. John the Baptist, the Pope said during the Angelus that martyrdom is "the high point of the witness to moral truth." reports:

The Baptist’s martyrdom, the Pope said, reminds us of the "martyrs of the faith" and the many Christians "who last century suffered religious hatred in various European countries."

Today, the Pope added, there are martyrs still, "believers subject to hardships in many parts of the world for following Christ and His Church."

To these Christians the Pope pledged "the solidarity of the entire Church community."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is just an amazing story - John the Baptist has always been one of my favorite people!