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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, at times from the papal flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio, Sky, and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, and EWTN. For 'The Other Francis': or

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