The Church, “though persecuted, misunderstood, and chained, never tires of welcoming with a motherly heart every man and woman to proclaim to them the love of the Father who made Himself visible in Jesus,” Pope Francis said during his January 15 general audience (video). The Pope’s series of Wednesday general audiences devoted to the Acts of the Apostles began on May 29 and concluded on January 15 (2019 audiences, 2020 audiences).