|Vatican||POPE SAYS MODERN MAN HAS FORGOTTEN GOD'S FORGIVENESS|
The drama of contemporary man is the loss of hope in God's forgiveness, John Paul II told more than 10,000 pilgrims from all over the world who attended his traditional Wednesday morning audience in St Peter's Square.
The Pope focused on the sacrament of Reconciliation, within the context of eternity and Christian life, to prepare Christians for the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000.
The Pontiff began by saying that it is urgent for the Church to reflect deeply on God's forgiveness, offered to man through Confession.
"This is necessary, above all, because of the Father's love as the foundation of Christian life and action, in the context of contemporary society where very often the ethical dimension of human existence is forgotten. Many have lost the sense of good and evil because they have lost the sense of God, interpreting culpability strictly from psychological and sociological points of view," the Pope explained.
Zenit (available soon) 12:13pm 16/9/99