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Pope Recalls Our Lady of Fatima During General Audience

‘Blessed Mother Asks Us to Not Offend God Anymore,’ Francis Reminds Faithful

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During his weekly General Audience this morning in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis recalled that in this month of Mary, Friday marks the liturgical memorial of Our Lady of Fatima.
“In this apparition,” Pope Francis said, “Mary invites us once again to prayer, penance and conversion. She asks us to not offend God anymore. She warns all mankind of the need to surrender to God, the source of love and mercy.
“Follow the example of St. John Paul II, great devotee of Our Lady of Fatima, let us listen attentively to the Mother of God and seek peace for the world. Praised be Jesus Christ,” Francis said.
The Pope also gave greetings today to Slovak pilgrims and acknowledged that Sunday marks the Solemnity of Pentecost.
“We pray to Almighty God to pour out upon us the Holy Spirit with His gifts, so we can become courageous witnesses of Christ and the Gospel,” Pope Francis prayed.
 

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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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