Jesus is close to sinners, says pope
Faith not 'a burden on people' Francis preaches at Mass14 January, 12:32
In his homily during morning Mass at the Vatican residence where Francis lives, he said that the Bible gave examples of times when Jesus forgave sinners such as a woman who committed adultery.
To follow Jesus, people do not need to study theology and faith should not be a "burden on the shoulders of the people," added the pope.
Instead, he said, faith will inspire people to a "new way of living".