General Audience, 17 April 2019 © Zenit/María Langarica

Pope Francis Reminds How a Christian Community Ought to Live

Reminds Arabic-speaking pilgrims at General Audience Importance of Key Elements

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Remember always how a Christian community lives…
Pope Francis encouraged Arabic-speaking Christians, especially those from the Middle East, to do so during today’s General Audience on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.
After his catechesis on the Acts of the Apostles, the Pope said: “I give a warm welcome to the Arabic-speaking pilgrims, especially those coming from the Middle East.”
“Dear brothers and sisters, ‘All who believed were together and had all things in common;they would sell their property and possessions and divide them among all according to each one’s need (Acts 2:44-45).”
“Remember always,” Pope Francis urged, “that this is the way that a Christian community lives: harmony, witness, poverty, and taking care of the poor.”
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': or

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