VATICAN CITY: God never ceases to forgive, offering even the disobedient the chance for eternal life, Pope Francis said.
“Even if our entire existence is surrounded by threats, nothing can ever separate us from the love that Christ himself gained for us,” he said in a homily in St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, on November 4.
“Only the sin of man can break this bond, but even in this case God will always go in search of him, to restore that union that lasts even after death,” Pope Francis said during a memorial Mass for the nine cardinals and 136 bishops who had died over the preceding year.
The Pope’s homily echoed his words to a crowd in St Peter’s Square on November 3.
“There is no occupation or social condition, no sin or crime of any kind, that can erase from the memory and the heart of God even one of his children,” he said. “And when (God) recognises that desire, even simply stated, and often almost unconscious, he is immediately close by, and with his forgiveness he makes the path of conversion and return easier.”