Pope: Pre-Mass Time Is Meant for Silent Prayer, Not Chitchat
VATICAN CITY - On Wednesday, Pope Francis called out the common habit of chatting with people before Mass, stressing that this is a time for silent prayer, when we prepare our hearts for an encounter with the Lord.
"When we go to Mass, maybe we arrive five minutes before, and we start to chitchat with those in front of us," the Pope said Nov. 15. However, "it is not a moment for chitchat." < READ MORE >