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Pope Francis Makes Surprise Visit to Church of Saint Augustine in Central Rome

On Liturgical Feast of Holy, Patient Mother, Saint Monica, Whose Tomb Is There

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During the Aug. 26 General Audience, addressing the elderly, the young, the sick and the newlyweds, the Argentine Pope said the mother and son were “united on earth by family ties and in heaven by the same destiny of glory.”
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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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