Being Christian is seeking Jesus, not looking for seers, pope says

God’s final word is called ‘Jesus’ – Pope Francis

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Pope Francis holds up letters he received from young people during a visit to St. Mary Mother of the Redeemer Parish on the outskirts of Rome March 8. (CNS/Paul Haring) Pope Francis holds up letters he received from young people during a visit to St. Mary Mother of the Redeemer Parish on the outskirts of Rome in March. (CNS/Paul Haring)

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Being Christian is looking for, following and imitating Jesus Christ — nothing more, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass.

Being Christian is not looking for those who always have something new to reveal, saying, “‘Where are the seers who will tell us today about the letter that Our Lady will send at four o’clock in the afternoon?’ for example,” he said.

“This is not Christian identity. God’s final word is called ‘Jesus’ and nothing more,” the pope said June 9 during the Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae.

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