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Sunday Is a Day to Say 'God Thank You for Life,' Says Pope

Greets Arabic-speaking Pilgrims this at General Audience Centered on 4th Commandment

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Sunday is a day to say to God “thank you for life.”
Pope Francis gave this reminder to Arabic-speaking Christians, especially those from the Middle East, during his Sept. 5, 2018, weekly General Audience in St. Peter’s Square.
After his catechesis on the Commandment to remember and keep holy the Sabbath Day, the Holy Father said, “Dear brothers and sisters, remember always that the day of rest for us Christians is a day of blessing and of thanksgiving.”
“It’s the day to say to God: thank you for life, for your mercy and for all your gifts,” he said, adding: “May the Lord bless you!”

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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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