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The text of Pope Francis’ weekly Wednesday audience, delivered on March 31, 2021, Wednesday of Holy Week.
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In his first general audience since returning from Iraq, Pope Francis said: “ I saw around me the joy of welcoming Christ’s messenger; I saw the hope of being open to a horizon of peace and fraternity.”
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On the final day of his historic trip to Iraq, Pope Francis said, “To cleanse our hearts, we need to dirty our hands, to feel accountable and not to simply look on as our brothers and sisters are suffering.”
Pope Francis is pictured with religious leaders during an interreligious meeting on the plain of Ur near Nasiriyah, Iraq, March 6, 2021. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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Pope Francis' prayer at the interreligious meeting at Ur, Iraq on Saturday, March 6.
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Pope Francis' remarks from his general audience on Wednesday, March 3.
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Lent is a humble descent both inwards and towards others. It is about realizing that salvation is not an ascent to glory, but a descent in love.
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God’s forgiveness, offered also through our words and actions, enables us to experience an Easter of fraternity.
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The person who prays is like someone in love who always bears the beloved in his or her heart wherever they go.
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Because the liturgy is the source and summit of our Christian prayer, all of us are called to take an active part in this great act of worship, by offering our own lives in union with Christ as a holy and pleasing sacrifice to the Father.
Pope Francis raises the Book of the Gospels as he celebrates Mass marking the feast of the Epiphany in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican
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‘The Bible was not written for a generic humanity, but for us, for me, for you’