Pope Francis meets Opera di Nazareth group

2014-08-21 Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis received a group of pilgrims from the international “Opera di Nazareth” organization on Wednesday evening at the Santa Marta residence in the Vatican. The Opera di Nazareth was founded in 1964 in the Italian city of Reggio Emilia, and eventually incorporated as as an organization of lay faithful that conducts charitable activities, outreach and works of mercy, as living witnesses of God’s self-revelation in Christ and Christ’s revelation of man’s true nature to all humanity.

“Christ,” said Pope Francis during the encounter, led by the President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, “is not one way among many: Chris is the Way.” The Holy Father went on to say, “When one discovers Jesus, joy enters his life,” and, “the joy of being Jesus’ disciples becomes witness – that is, work in the apostolate and the mission-fields.”

(From archive of Vatican Radio)