Pope Francis: "The whole Mass lasts 40 minutes, but the sermon does not take more than eight minutes".
(Rome) On September 15, Pope Francis visited the Mediterranean island of Sicily. Pope Francis said in his address to the faithful gathered on the Europaplatz in Piazza Armerina in the diocese of the same name:
"How many times have I heard, 'Ah, Father, I pray, but I'm not going to Mass, I'm not going there'. But why? Because the sermon bores me. It takes 40 minutes! '"
Then Francis answered that a sermon lasting 40 minutes was impossible, because the whole Mass was to last forty minutes, but the sermon doesn’t take more than eight minutes.
The Pope said:
"No, the whole Mass takes 40 minutes, but the sermon doesn’t last more than eight minutes.”
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
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