“Do not cage the Holy Spirit!” says Pope Francis

R RLast Updated: July 9th, 2014Church News, Pope Francis, Uncategorized

(CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday afternoon Pope Francis told throngs of Charismatic Catholics to not obstruct the work of the Holy Spirit in evangelizing, but make the adoration of God the “foundation of renewal.”

“Go forth into the streets and evangelize, proclaim the Gospel. Remember that the Church was born to go forth, that morning of Pentecost,” the Pope said June 1.

“Let yourselves be guided by the Holy Spirit, with that same freedom. And please, do not cage the Holy Spirit!”

He addressed 52,000 people from 55 countries who had gathered in Rome’s Olympic Stadium for the national convocation of “Renewal in the Spirit.”