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Pope: So We Can Enjoying Being God’s Children and His Fatherly Love, He Gave Us the Holy Spirit

Reminds Pilgrims How God’s Words & Commandments Are Not to Make Us Slaves, But Free

God gave us the Holy Spirit, so we can live as His children and enjoying His fatherly love.

Pope Francis stressed this to Arabic-speaking Christians, especially those from Lebanon, Jordan and the Middle East present in St. Peter’s Square, during today’s General Audience of Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

In his remarks, the Pope said: “God gave us the Holy Spirit so we can live as His children, and we see in His Words and in His Commandments, not rules and prohibitions that makes us slaves, but His fatherly love, that gives us life, liberty and illuminates our walk”

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

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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