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Pope Encourages Arabic-speaking Pilgrims to Think of God's Kingdom Coming

Reminds That God’s Prayer Will ‘Answer’

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In the midst of our failings and defeat, let us this Lent, remember God’s Kingdom will come.
Pope Francis encouraged Arabic-speaking Christians, especially those from the Middle East, to do so during today’s General Audience of Wednesday, March 6, 2019, which marks Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent.
After his catechesis on the Our Father, the Pope said: “Dear Brothers and Sisters, ‘Your Kingdom come!’ Let us sow this word in the midst of our sins and failures.”
“Let us give it to those who are defeated and bent by life, and then we will hear the Lord’s Prayer answer. May the Lord bless you!
Pope Francis concluded, saying: “May the Lord bless you all.”

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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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