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Pope Encourages Arabic-speaking Pilgrims to Think of God’s Kingdom Coming

Reminds That God’s Prayer Will ‘Answer’

In the midst of our failings and defeat, let us this Lent, remember God’s Kingdom will come.

Pope Francis encouraged Arabic-speaking Christians, especially those from the Middle East, to do so during today’s General Audience of Wednesday, March 6, 2019, which marks Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent.

After his catechesis on the Our Father, the Pope said: “Dear Brothers and Sisters, ‘Your Kingdom come!’ Let us sow this word in the midst of our sins and failures.”

“Let us give it to those who are defeated and bent by life, and then we will hear the Lord’s Prayer answer. May the Lord bless you!

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 5 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': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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