Pope Francis has switched social media platforms for his daily “Keep Lent” messages this year, a project in conjunction with the Pompeii parish in Italy. The old app: WhatsApp – this year, he’s using Telegraph.
Vatican Radio includes a transcript of today’s message on its site.
It is the first contribution in the “Keep Lent” initiative the Shrine’s youth ministry office, which will provide a daily Gospel reading and commentary from leading clergymen and lay catechists through social media throughout the penitential season.
In his first message, Pope Francis recommended doing good deeds—albeit privately, without caring for other people’s approval. “When we do something good,” the pontiff said to the 3,600 people currently following the channel, “sometimes we are tempted to seek praise and to be rewarded: that’s human glory. But it’s a false reward because it makes us focus on what others think of us.”
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