Posted October 31, 2013 by FLL Editorial Team in
 
 

Pope Francis: The Communion of Saints is the deepest reality of the Church

(CNA/EWTN News) In his general audience Pope Francis continued his reflections on the Creed, stressing the centrality of the Communion of Saints in the faith and how that communion embraces and purifies the Church.

He noted that the Communion of Saints has two different yet related meanings – the first being a communion in “holy things,” and the second a communion “between holy people,” as stated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

“The communion of saints is the deepest reality of the Church,” he said, emphasizing that the second connotation “reminds us that there is a communion of life between those of us that believe in Christ.”

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