The Pope's Wednesday general audience catechesis
VATICAN CITY — Churches with closed doors shouldn’t be called churches but museums, Pope Francis said on Wednesday during his general audience address.
The Pope dedicated his weekly catechesis to the link between the family and the Christian community, a relationship called “natural,” since “the Church is a spiritual family and family is a domestic church.”
The Pope’s words echoed his call at last Sunday’s Angelus, when he urged religious communities, parishes, shrines and convents in Europe to welcome refugee families fleeing Syria.
The Pontiff renewed his appeal on Twitter on September 8: