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Short time as pontiff Pope Francis has made some strong statements about how he plans to leave the Catholic Church.
-- -- -- your Father Jonathan Morris joins us now to talk about that father is happy Easter to you won't.
Thank you eloquence out what do you make of -- anytime there is new pontiff of course in the beginning especially there's going to be so much focus and attention on.
Every word he says every action he takes and he has been very -- it it looks like in in what he wants.
He has he's been bold but also about the simplest and deepest of things I was.
In Saint Peter's Square for example when he gave his first Sunday addressed the Angeles address -- my nephew just thirteen years old.
And -- that is the Pope -- this off the cuff.
Of -- gospel parable of the and the tropical sun.
And he said in words that my nephew later repeated to me.
Saying god if he -- the message to discuss -- simple.
God never gets tired of for giving us but sometimes week referring to the second -- in the terrible sometimes get.
Tired of asking for forgiveness.
And he said just keep asking for forgiveness.
Start over and I think that's what he's been doing he's been saying as -- mentioned in the report before this.
Get back to the basics not just present -- church but for the church that means all of us to be humble -- A so yes.
It's a bold words but pulled in their simplicity.
And that even in his -- as you mentioned his message has -- so streamlined and just asking people to come back and at least.
And give a chance to being in church and and for God's forgiveness.
When you think should be the overall message of Easter to those who -- -- -- -- -- not.
You know somebody wrote on my my FaceBook page -- I asked for and book and Twitter and FaceBook and how would you.
How would you give the message of -- -- twenty words -- last in someone wrote this beautiful thing.
Something is worth.
Is much is anyone is willing to pay for it.
And we believe in the Christian faith that god paid the ultimate price for you and for me.
That is he gave up his only son.
That he was willing god willing to become man in or it's that we might have a chance at eternal life -- well.
That's the ultimate price and that -- that's saying to us is that we are worth.
That ultimate payment.
And I think that's the message of of Easter.
And you know just in my church I Shannon and lower Manhattan last night I was so inspired.
This isn't so -- -- when -- secular areas in the country.
Young adults -- their twentieth.
Came back to the faith a faith that many of whose parents.
Are not even living.
I think there's a new spirit.
Of openness not only to spirituality but to doing something about your spirituality and that is getting connected to -- beginning with asking forgiveness and starting again.
T ask you thought it was so many cultural and political and religious conversations being intertwined so many hot button issues out there this these days.
Do you think it's making people take a second look at where they are where they stand when it comes to issues of religious freedom in being able to celebrate that in this country.
-- I would agree and and you follows the Supreme Court so closely Shannon and -- you you're very aware that.
Decisions of government political decisions or decisions of judges and actually affect culture.
And I believe that we and in our country decided that religious liberty that is being -- the practice my religion and without any hindrance from government.
Or somebody else if we if we allow that to go by the wayside yes we've been talking about his -- -- -- mandate.
All over these last months and year.
But there's going to be many other things if we.
This is a value that we all want to believe in and anybody doesn't believe -- it can't continue to live in our society freely we're in big trouble.
It is a scary -- -- father thank you for spending some time with us on Easter -- thanks happy Easter.
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