Pope Francis has urged the faithful to not pay attention to horoscopes, but instead turn to Jesus Christ.
Speaking after reciting the Angelus in St Peter’s Square on Sunday, Pope Francis reflected on the day’s Gospel, emphasising the importance of turning to Jesus rather than horoscopes and fortune tellers.
“(Jesus) wants to direct his disciples of every age from curiosity abut dates, predictions, horoscopes, and concentrate their attention on the today of history,” he said.
“I would iike to ask you — but don’t answer out loud; each one answer to himself — how many are there among us who read the horoscope every day? Each one answer, and when you feel like reading your horoscope, look to Jesus who is with us. This is better and will serve us better.”
He added: “The central nucleus around which the words of Jesus turns is he himself, the mystery of his person, and of his death and resurrection, and his return at the end of time.”
Pope Francis said that Jesus is not an end point of our travels, but a way of life.
“The Lord Jesus is not just a destination point of our earthly pilgrimage, but also constant presence in our lives.
“He counters the false profits, the fortune tellers that predict that the end of the world is near; he counters fatalism. He is at our side; he walks with us; he loves us so much.”
After the Angelus the Pope also expressed his sorrow for the terrorist attacks that took place in Paris on Friday night.