(RNS) Pope Francis celebrates a mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, February 15, 2015. Photo by REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi. * This photo can only be used with RNS-POPE-CHALLENGE, transmitted Feb. 15, 2015.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “For Jesus, what matters above all is reaching out to save those far off, healing the wounds of the sick, restoring everyone to God’s family," the pope said. "And this is scandalous to some people!”