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Pope’s General Audience: Embrace unity within the Church. Don’t give in to gossip – YouTube

Ave Maria!

The Pope gave a strong message on unity in the Church at the General audience on Wednesday.

What I like most about this video is the size of the audience! This is on a Wednesday, middle of the week and middle of the workday and St Peter’s Square is packed! The unity of this diverse crowd is a great backdrop for the Pope’s message. It also ties in with his homily in Calgari at Our Lady of Bonaria where he says that Our lady will teach us to look out for each other. Here he calls on Christians to pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are being persecuted for their faith.

There were two videos on Rome Reports on the event. The first is shorter and focuses on the pope and the large audience. The second is longer and includes a reading of the entire message in English by a prelate and an address of welcome to the many English speaking pilgrims in attendance from around the world. During his weekly general audience, Pope Francis talked about unity within the Church. He explained that having Catholic communities in different cultures and environments is a strength that needs to be nourished and protected. He also warned against the damage that comes with petty gossip.

via Pope’s General Audience: Embrace unity within the Church. Don’t give in to gossip – YouTube.

Here is the longer one with full English: During his catechesis for Wednesday’s General Audience, Pope Francis explained that unity is the fundamental aspect that defined the Church. The Pope added that the rich diversity of cultures within the Church is an example of how we can overcome differences through the shared belief in our faith. The Pope made a special appeal to pray for Christians under the threat of persecution.

via Audience: Our Church unity and diversity is a God-given gift – YouTube.


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  • Alex Benedictus says:

    I have noticed that Pope Francis has preached with insistence against petty gossip.

    Many times, many people have their lives prejudiced in some aspect or in many areas of it due to gossip. For example, someone might lost a job or an oportunity of job cause of gossip.

    I didn’t remember if you shared this other video, this other preaching of Pope Francis. So I would like to share it with you.

    Pope Francis: if you speak ill of your brother, you kill him

  • Alex Benedictus says:

    About the persecution of Christian, I have noticed that it has happened principally in countries where there is a jihadist movement or jihad. There is a evil purpose to expulse or eliminate Christians from those countries. It is a painful situation. Many Christians are murdered just because their faith in Christ. By the other hand there is a silent persecution or disguised persecution agaisnt the Christians in the Western through polices that aparentely promotes tolerance. But it is a false tolerance, cause it is applied just for some group, excluding Christians. I have heard this is a step to establish a bloody persecution in Western as soon as possible. I don’t want to spread fear. I just has beeing noticing some facts that make me believe that assertation is correct.
    Let us pray for this kind of chastisement be lessened. Let us recourse to God’s mercy!

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