Trinity Explains Humanity's Vocation to Be One Family, Says Pope

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VATICAN CITY, JUNE 15, 2003 (Zenit.org).- From the Trinity, Christianity's greatest mystery, stems the vocation of humanity "to form one great family" regardless of race or culture, says John Paul II.



Today, the solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, the Pope invited the faithful to contemplate "the first and last horizon of the universe and of history: the Love of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit."

Before praying the Angelus with pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square, the Pope reminded his listeners that the "Unity and Trinity of God is the primary mystery of the Catholic faith."

"With it, we arrive at the end of the whole unfolding of revelation, which was fulfilled in Jesus: in his incarnation, passion, death and resurrection," the Holy Father continued.

"God is not solitude but perfect communion," he said. "From God, who is communion, derives the vocation of the whole of humanity to form one great family, in which the different races and cultures meet and are mutually enriched."

In light of this fundamental truth of the faith, can be understood the gravity of all offenses against the human being, the Pope concluded.