Christ is not like other kings, he is a King for others, the Pope Francis has reminded Christians
Pope Francis said on Sunday that Christ is “not like other kings, but he is a King for others.”
In his Angelus address yesterday, the feast of Christ the King, the pope underlined that Jesus’ kingship is “completely different” than that of worldly rulers.
“His kingship is truly beyond human parameters. We could say that he is not like other kings, but he is a King for others,” he said.
The pope was giving his live-streamed address at a window overlooking St. Peter’s Square on the day that the Catholic Church celebrates World Youth Day. He was flanked by young people from the Diocese of Rome.
He dedicated the address to Sunday’s Gospel reading, in which Jesus acknowledges that he is a king before Pontius Pilate, governor of the Roman province of Judaea.