In a video-message to those gathered in Lourdes for the event 3rd World Day of the Poor on 17 November 2019, the Pope reminds those who suffer want and are abandoned to always bear in mind that God loves them and hears their prayers.
“You who are little, who are poor, fragile, you are the Church’s treasure. You are in the Pope’s heart, in Mary’s heart, in God’s heart”, the Pope says in the video message sent on Friday. In his message, Pope Francis goes on to encourages the pilgrims in Lourdes to care for those who are sick.
He points out that there is “no one so poor to have nothing to give”. He notes that love saves the world and that God wants us to be the vessels through which love flows.
“Finally, when you return,” he says, “do not leave as you came. Return with hope, be witnesses of God’s love around you. Tell the world what your treasure is: Jesus. Go with Mary, that she may make you apostles of God’s tenderness. The Pope loves you and trusts you”.