#ShortNews: Pope’s message for Lent: beware false prophets, cold hearts

The Pope’s annual message is a meditation on a verse from St. Matthew’s Gospel (24:12): “Because of the increase in iniquity, the love of many will grow cold.” The message was released by the Vatican on February 6, in anticipation of the penitential season of Lent, which begins with Ash Wednesday on February 14.

In his message the Holy Father warns against false prophets, who lead people away from the love of God. “They can appear as snake charmers, who manipulation human emotions,” he writes. “They appeal to our vanity, our trust in appearances, but in the end they only make fools of us.”

Read More: http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2018/02/06/180206c.html

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