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God’s Closeness To His People

This morning at Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis celebrated Mass and gave a homily on trusting in God (more details, summary video).

Later, he visited the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Also today, Pope Francis received several audiences, including:

• minister general of the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor, Fr. Michael Anthony Perry, with the vicar general Fr. Julio César Bunader
• Italian director and producer Franco Zeffirelli

Of messages, Pope Francis sent telegram of condolences to the president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, following a terrorist attack which took place yesterday in the city of Ankara, and telegram of condolences to Bishop Raymond Ahoua following a terrorist attack in Grand-Bassam, of the Ivory Coast (full texts). As well, Pope Francis sent video message announcing the winner of the Global Teacher Prize.

And Pope Francis sent a tweet:

The Sacrament of Reconciliation allows us to draw near to the Father with trust to have the certainty of his forgiveness. (link)

And that’s the Pope Francis news for the day!