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‘Make Your Lives Be a Hymn of Praise to God’s Greatness,’ Pope Tells Arabic-speaking Pilgrims

So that “It Be a Concrete Manifestation of My Faith in Him”

Make your lives be a hymn of praise to God’s greatness.

Pope Francis encouraged Arabic-speaking Christians, especially those from Egypt, Iraq and the Middle East present in St. Peter’s Square, to do so during today’s General Audience of Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019.

After continuing today’s catechesis on the Our Father, the Pope stressed, “The invocation of the name of God has the sole purpose of sanctifying it and not of instrumentalizing it.”

“‘Hallowed be your name’ means to commit myself so that my life may be a hymn of praise to the greatness of God; so that it be a concrete manifestation of my faith in Him. ”

“This means,” he added, “to go on the path of holiness so that others may glorify His holy name.

Pope Francis concluded, saying: “May the Lord bless you all and protect you from evil! “

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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