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Church should smile like Jesus says pope

He was 'full of joy,' Francis says

03 December, 14:30
Church should smile like Jesus says pope (ANSA) - Vatican City, December 3 - The Catholic Church should smile like Jesus, Pope Francis told a Mass in Vatican residence St Martha's House Tuesday.

In the Gospel, he said, "we are able to see a little into the soul of Jesus, the heart of Jesus: a joyful heart". "We always think of Jesus when He preaches, when He heals, when He travels, walks along the street, even during the Last Supper...But we aren't used to thinking about Jesus smiling, joyful. "Jesus was full of joy, full of joy," Francis said.