Pope Francis on December 15, 2019, celebrated Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica for Rome’s Filipino Community.
During his homily, Pope Francis began by drawing from Sunday’s liturgy, reported Vatican News. He said that “from the words of the Responsorial Psalm we learn that there are those vulnerable people who also deserve a look of special love from God.”
The Pope was referring to “the oppressed, the hungry, prisoners, foreigners, orphans and widows. These are the inhabitants of the existential peripheries of yesterday and of today.”