Pope Francis: Cross Is ‘Not a Piece of Jewelry’

| March 14, 2017

The Christian cross is “not an adornment for the house or a piece of jewelry to wear,” but a reminder of Christ’s love in saving mankind from evil and sin, Pope Francis said Sunday.

In his weekly Angelus message, the Pope reflected on the Sunday gospel reading that depicts Jesus transfigured before three of his disciples on Mount Tabor. Christ “wanted to reveal his glory to his disciples not to prevent them from experiencing the cross, but to show where the cross leads,” Francis said. “Whoever dies with Christ, will rise again with Christ. And the cross is the door of the resurrection.”

“Those who fight together with Him, will triumph with Him. This is the message of hope that the cross of Jesus contains, urging us to courage in our lives,” he said.

“The Christian cross is not a decoration for the house or a piece of jewelry to wear,” Francis continued, but “a reminder of the love with which Jesus sacrificed himself to save mankind from evil and sin.”

Sunday’s Angelus was the Pope’s first public appearance since returning to Rome from a week-long retreat in the Italian town of Ariccia.

“In this Lenten season, let us devoutly contemplate the image of the crucifix, Jesus on the cross,” Francis said Sunday. “This is the symbol of the Christian faith, the emblem of Jesus, who died and rose for us.”

“Let us make sure that the Cross marks the stages of our Lenten journey to understand ever more fully the seriousness of sin and the value of the sacrifice with which the Redeemer saved us all,” he said.


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source: http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/03/12/pope-francis-cross-not-jewelry-symbol-faith/

  • Sue

    Well, the current so-called pope does not speak for Christians. His is the voice of the New World Order. He has proven time-after-time to walk with Satan. I wear a tiny cross on a necklace to proclaim that I am Christ’s follower. The ornate jewelry and iconic crosses worn by the pope show he is a man of the world rather than a man aligned with Christ.

    • Niko

      Damn Skippy Sue ,say it as it is. There are not many true Orthodox Christians anymore. America is shrouded in FAKE CHRISTIANS, CRINOS – Christians In Name Only, as I call them. Stand tall ,Be MEEK, that is a true Christians calling.

      • The Redman

        white-folks ruined it, and america

    • The Redman

      white-folks ruin everything in the world 4 others. boo-sue

  • The Redman

    white-folks ruin everything.

  • David

    Sure looks like some people of color are pretty prejudace toward coccasians. You sound full of hate, SHAME ON YOU. On the other hand, the pope is not god and I do not honor a man who lives with such riches then pleads poverty then want every one else to give up their personal earning to maintain his life style then pleads poverty. what a HIPPOCRIT

  • Sal Hernandez

    Neither is Jesus on the cross anymore. He is at the right hand of the Father.