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Pope: Never Use or Exploit God's Name, But Sanctify & Show Its Greatness

Reflecting on the Third Commandment, Reminds God’s Name Is Only to Be Adored & Glorified

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We are to sanctify the name of God, showing its greatness and depth, through our words and daily actions. We are never to use or exploit it.
Pope Francis encouraged Arabic-speaking Christians, especially those from the Holy Land, Jordan, and the Middle East, to do so during today’s General Audience of Wednesday, August 22, 2018.
After continuing his catecheses on the Commandments, the Pope stressed: “This Commandment refers to the importance of sanctifying the name of God and not using it in vain.” 
“It is a commandment that teaches us to pronounce the name of God only to glorify and adore it, and never to use or exploit it; it calls us to show, through our actions and words, the greatness and the profoundness of the Holy Name with which we have been called,” he said.
Pope Francis concluded, saying: “May the Lord bless you all and protect you from evil!”

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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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