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Remembering Feast of Virgin Mary's Nativity, Pope Reminds 'God Is Faithful to His Promises'

‘In Mary, God has prepared a living temple in whom His Son wished to live among us and give us salvation’

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«God is faithful to His promises.»

Pope Francis gave this comforting reminder at his weekly General Audience on September 5, 2018, in Saint Peter’s Square, as he addressed the young, elderly and newlyweds.
«Next Saturday [September 8],» he reminded, «is the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.»
This date, the Holy Father added, «coincides with the end of summer and harvest, and reminds us that God is faithful to his promises.»
In Mary, God, Francis noted, «has prepared a living temple where His Son, made flesh, wanted to live among us and give us salvation.»
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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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