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‘Let the Holy Spirit Mold You Like Wax,’ Urges Pope

To ‘Reflect Jesus in Today’s World’

Let the Holy Spirit mold you like wax to reflect Jesus in today’s world.

Pope Francis 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, May 30, 2018.

After his catechesis on Confirmation, the Pope said: ‘Dear brothers and sisters, in Confirmation God the Father has marked us, Christ has confirmed us and has placed the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge.

“Let us conserve this gift with care and allow ourselves to be molded, like wax, by its fiery charity, to reflect Jesus Christ in today’s world.”

Pope Francis concluded, saying: “May the Lord bless you all! “

About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a 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 four languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. 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, and EWTN. For 'The Other Francis': or

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