In his homily in Medellin, Pope Francis said that when Jesus's disciples first began following him, they had to go through a process of conversion and purification, changing the way they saw the relationship between Jewish law and faith in God.
Francis was due to fly back to Rome on Sunday evening after a four-city tour of Colombia.
The 80-year-old was left with blood on his white cape after colliding with a glass frame of the vehicle and had bruises on his cheek and eye area. Pope Francis asked. "Alongside St. Peter Claver were thousands of Christians, many of them consecrated, but only a handful started a countercultural movement of encounter". About 800,000 people are affected by Trump's decision to give Congress six months to end their limbo status.
A spokesperson for the Vatican confirmed there would be no changes to the pope's up coming schedule, and he is fine.
Noting that "the scientists say clearly what are the roads to follow", Francis emphasized that "all of us have a responsibility...and I believe we must take it seriously".
Francis' visit to Cartagena got off to a rocky start, however, when he banged his head on his popemobile when it stopped short amid swarms of well-wishers. This process remains "timely and necessary", he said, as "countless of our brothers and sisters continue to "thirst for peace". "We can't joke about it", he said.
"If he is a good pro-life believer he must understand that family is the cradle of life and one must defend its unity", Francis said during an in-flight press conference en route home from Colombia. "Then let the person decide, and history will judge the decisions".
"I appeal for the rejection of all violence in political life and for a solution to the current grave crisis, which affects everyone, particularly the poorest and most disadvantaged of society", he said.
The Pope went to the journalists' section of the plane still wearing a small bandage on his left eyebrow and sporting a large bump, which had turned black and blue, on his cheek.