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Pope Prays for Expecting Mommies

Recognizing They Worry & May Be Restless, Prays the Lord Gives Them Courage

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The Holy Father has prayed for expecting mommies…

According to Vatican News, this was at the heart of the Pope’s homily today, April 17, during his private daily Mass at his residence Casa Santa Marta, as he reflected on today’s Gospel according to St. John (John 21: 1-14).

At the start of the Mass, while remembering all victims of coronavirus, Francis prayed for expecting mothers who may be scared.

“I wish that today we prayed for the women who are waiting, pregnant women who will become mothers and are restless.

Noting “they worry,” he recognized, many ask themselves: “In what world will my child live?”

“Let us pray for them,” Pope Francis exhorted, “so that the Lord will give them the courage to carry on these children with the confidence that it will certainly be a different world, but it will always be a world that the Lord will love so much.”


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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': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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