Pope Francis: we need open communities

The Christian community must open itself to the Lord, to joy, to positive witness. If a community is not free, is not truly believing. It then closes in on itself and is dominated by negative dynamics. Pope Francis spoke on this theme in his homily this morning at Mass in the Casa Sanctae Marthae which was attended by a group of Vatican employees. Those living in such a community slander and gossip, although they think they are defending the truth because they believe one must defend the truth. There are, indeed, communities who gossip, who speak against one another, destroying each other and looking inward, always inward, creating a wall around themselves. In contrast, the community that has the free …

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