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'The Lord Indicates to Us the Path of Hope,' Pope Tells Arabic-speaking Pilgrims

Reminds Them to Let Themselves Be Guided by the Holy Spirit

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The Lord indicates to us the journey of hope to follow.
Pope Francis encouraged Arabic-speaking Christians, especially those from the Middle East present in St. Peter’s Square, to do so during today’s General Audience of Wednesday, March  14, 2018.
After his catechesis on Communion Rites, the Pope stressed, that in this penitential time, «The Lord indicates to us the path of hope to follow.»
«Let yourselves be guided by the Holy Spirit, in order to make a real conversion, to be purified of sin and to serve Christ present in our brothers and sisters, according to each’s own capacities and roles.»
Pope Francis concluded, saying: «May the Lord bless you all! «

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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': or

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