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“Jesus Transforms Our Death into Resurrection,” Says Pope

Tells Arabic-speaking Pilgrims to Embrace Mystery of How Jesus Gives Us Life

“Dying on the Cross,” Pope Francis says, “Jesus gives us life, transforms our sin into forgiveness, our death into resurrection, our fear into confidence.”

The Pope encouraged Arabic-speaking Christians, especially those from the Middle East present in St. Peter’s Square, to do so during today’s General Audience of Wednesday, March  28, 2018.

After his catechesis on the Easter Triduum, the Pope stressed, “Dear brothers and sisters, in these days of love let us embrace the mystery of Jesus who, dying on the Cross, gives us life, transforms our sin into forgiveness, our death into resurrection, our fear into confidence.”

Giving early Easter greetings, Pope Francis concluded saying: “May the Lord bless you all! “

About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a 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 four languages). She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight, and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio 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, EWTN and Salt & Light. For 'The Other Francis': https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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