When Pope Paul VI gave his commentary on the Creed, he made two affirmations that found a special echo in our hearts and gave ancient truths a new resonance. He defined God as: ‘He is Who is and he is Love.’1 .
Among the characteristics of Christ he recalled that ‘He has given us his new com¬mandment, to love one another as he has loved us.’2 .
Before the Council, although these truths had always existed, it was clear to the people above all that God is he who is, and that Jesus has saved us.
Rome, (Città Nuova) 25 November 1988
Commentary of the Word of Life:
Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise(Lk 3:11).
These words are taken from the preaching of John the Baptist. The evangelist Luke recounts that publicans were among the crowds that went to the River Jordan to be baptized.
Because of their profession as tax collectors for the Roman authorities, they were considered public sinners. There were also soldiers among the crowds.
Rocca di Papa, 18 July 1967
Presenter: "... Any day now, His Holiness, the great Roman Pope, will go on a pilgrimage in this old city.
"We take this great opportunity to bring the Churches even closer. We are nearing the goal of unity." These are the words expressed in these days by the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Athenagoras, referring to the upcoming visit of Pope Paul VI to Istanbul and Ephesus.
Rome. (written before 1963)
Living everything “within”, living and dying, makes sense…
Those who love You sincerely, Lord, often feel Your presence in the silence of their room or in the depths of their heart, and this sensation moves them to the very core of their being.
They thank You for being so near to them – indeed, for being everything to them: for being the One who gives meaning to their living and their dying.
Rome, May 3, 1981
Chiara at the FamilyFest:“The family and love”