January 15, 2017
By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service
VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Jesus astonished people with the way he taught and interacted with others because he wasn't aloof, domineering or hypocritical, Pope Francis said in a homily.
"Jesus wasn't allergic to people. Touching lepers, the sick did not disgust him," whereas the Pharisees -- who strolled around in fine clothes -- looked down on the people and considered them ignorant, he said at the Mass Jan. 10 in the chapel of his residence.