"The Second Vatican Council reminded us that the Church is not an end in herself, but that she is continually journeying through history to the kingdom of heaven, of which the Church on earth is the seed and beginning."
The Pope compared the Church to a seed of the Kingdom of God
The Pope asked for prayers so that his visit to Turkey will bear fruits of peace and harmony
He expressed his worry over rising tensions and asked for courageous decisions for reconcilation
Sanctity is about taking care of your spouse, not gossiping, caring for your children. Going to Mass even when you don't want to
He described the small steps that show how a Christian can reach holiness
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"The reality of the visible Church goes beyond our control, beyond our strength, and it is a mysterious reality because it comes from God."
He explained how God acts through Christians despite their sins
The Pope explained the relationship between the spiritual and visible dimensions of the Church
The Pope also highlighted the spiritual legacy of St. John Paul II