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'It Is Enough to Just Be Under His Gaze'

Holy Father Reminds Prayer Can Be Pure Silence, Remembering Our Father’s Love

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When it comes to effective prayer, it is enough to just be silent and under God’s loving gaze…
Pope Francis stressed this to Arabic-speaking pilgrims present in the General Audience of Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2019, held in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall, his first audience of the New Year.
“I greet warmly the Arabic-speaking pilgrims, in particular those from the Middle East.”
“Dear brothers and sisters, our prayer could also be one silent prayer, it suffices to just be under the gaze of God, to remember His love of
Father, and this is enough to be fulfilled.”
“May God bless you,” he said.

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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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