‘Don’t Have Fear to Go Against the Currents,’ Pope Tells Middle East Pilgrims

Encourages Arabic-speaking Pilgrims to Trust the Lord Who Never Disappoints

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“I give a warm welcome to the Arabic-speaking pilgrims, particularly those from the Middle East!”, said Pope Francis during his General Audience of June 21, 2017.

This morning’s General Audience was held at 9:10 in St. Peter’s Square, where the Holy Father Francis met with groups of pilgrims and faithful from Italy and from all over the world.

The Pope spoke in Italian, translated immediately into Arabic by one of his collaborators in the Roman Curia: “Dear brothers and sisters, the saints are people who before reaching the glory of heaven had lived normal lives, with joy and pain, hardships and hopes; but when they knew the love of God, they followed Him with all their their heart, giving us a message, which says: ‘Trust the Lord, because the Lord never disappoints! He is a good friend, always at your side,’ and with their witness, he encourages us to not have fear to go against the ‘currents.”

“May the Lord bless you all!” he said.

 

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