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Remembering Feast of Virgin Mary’s Nativity, Pope Reminds ‘God Is Faithful to His Promises’

‘In Mary, God has prepared a living temple in whom His Son wished to live among us and give us salvation’

“God is faithful to His promises.”

Pope Francis gave this comforting reminder at his weekly General Audience on September 5, 2018, in Saint Peter’s Square, as he addressed the young, elderly and newlyweds.

“Next Saturday [September 8],” he reminded, “is the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.”

This date, the Holy Father added, “coincides with the end of summer and harvest, and reminds us that God is faithful to his promises.”

In Mary, God, Francis noted, “has prepared a living temple where His Son, made flesh, wanted to live among us and give us salvation.”

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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