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'Make Your Lives Be a Hymn of Praise to God's Greatness,' Pope Tells Arabic-speaking Pilgrims

So that «It Be a Concrete Manifestation of My Faith in Him»

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Make your lives be a hymn of praise to God’s greatness.
Pope Francis encouraged Arabic-speaking Christians, especially those from Egypt, Iraq and the Middle East present in St. Peter’s Square, to do so during today’s General Audience of Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019.
After continuing today’s catechesis on the Our Father, the Pope stressed, «The invocation of the name of God has the sole purpose of sanctifying it and not of instrumentalizing it.»
«‘Hallowed be your name’ means to commit myself so that my life may be a hymn of praise to the greatness of God; so that it be a concrete manifestation of my faith in Him. »
«This means,» he added, «to go on the path of holiness so that others may glorify His holy name.
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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