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Pope says Christ alone can create more a just society at Mass with half a million Mexicans
“When addressing the deeper dimension of personal and community life, human strategies will not suffice to save us,” the Pope said in his homily during the outdoor Mass at Guanajuato Bicentennial Park on Sunday, the second full day of his second papal visit to Latin America. “We must have recourse to the one who alone can give life in its fullness, because he is the essence of life and its author.”
Citing the responsorial psalm for the day’s Mass – “Create a clean heart in me, O God” – the Pope said that evil can be overcome only through a divinely inspired change of the human heart.
The Pope referred to the monument to Christ the King visible atop a nearby hill and said that Christ’s “kingdom does not stand on the power of his armies subduing others through force or violence”.
He said: “It rests on a higher power that wins over hearts: the love of God that he brought into the world with his sacrifice and the truth to which he bore witness.” [more]