Pope Francis issues exhortation praising the ‘middle class’ of holiness

AIMING to “repropose” the universal call to holiness, Pope Francis released a new apostolic exhortation on Monday called Gaudete et exsultate.

The 44-page exhortation which translates in English to ‘Rejoice and be glad’ and is subtitled ‘On the call to holiness in the contemporary world’.

In what is now his third apostolic exhortation, Pope Francis explains that holiness is the mission of every Christian and gives practical advice for living out the call to holiness in ordinary, daily life, encouraging the practice of the Beatitudes and performing works of mercy.

Key Quotes from the Pope’s new encyclical

Pope Francis’ new encyclical, Gaudete at Exsultate, has just been released and is on achieving holiness in the modern world. The encyclical has been written to outline some practical tips for holiness. In it, the holy father says that a life of holiness is not based on prayer alone but on also serving those in need and in self-control. Here are some key quotes from the latest encyclical  >> Read More