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Find Rest in Christ, Urges Pope Francis

Greets Christians of the Middle East

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Find your rest in Christ.
Pope Francis stressed this to Arabic-speaking pilgrims at his Sept. 12 Wednesday General Audience.
During the greetings in St. Peter’s Square, he turned to the Arabic-speaking pilgrims, “in particular those from the Middle East.”
“Dear brothers and sisters, “for freedom Christ has set us free” (Galatians 5:1). We are called to always find in Him the rest of mercy and the truth that makes us free,” he said to them.
“May the Lord bless you!” concluded the Holy Father.
During the Holy Father’s cathechesis yesterday, he reflected on Sunday rest, stressing that there are numerous “interior prisons” that make us slaves.
“The true slave,» he said, «is he who knows not rest, it’s he who is incapable of loving,” because of his “ego.»

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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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