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‘Let Us Show Joy to Be God’s Children,’ Pope Tells Middle East Pilgrims

Encourages Arabic-speaking Pilgrims to Allow Christ to Transform Them, and Make Them Like Him

“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 14, 2017.

This morning’s General Audience was held at 9:30 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, St. Paul, in his Letter to the Romans, wrote: You received a spirit of adoption, through which we cry, ‘Abba, Father!'”

“Let us show this joy to be God’s children and behave as real children, letting Christ transform us and make us like Him.”

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


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