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Pope Francis has written a new apostolic exhortation on “the call to holiness in the contemporary world.” 

“Gaudete et Exsultate” is the Latin title of the text, which translated into English means “Rejoice and Be Glad.” The words are taken from the Gospel of Matthew (5:12) at the end of the discourse on the Beatitudes.

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