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A Community of the Lord’s Disciples

Today at St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis held a General Audience and spoke regarding how God does not judge one’s sinful past so much as a new future with people (full text, full video, summary video). Also at the audience, Pope Francis asked for prayers for his coming journey to Lesbos, Greece, welcomed Polish pilgrims for the 1,050th anniversary of the baptism of their nation, and he met with Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas (summary video).

Also today, the Council of Cardinals finished their meetings today, of which Pope Francis has been a part and there was a press conference (full video).

As well, Pope Francis made some appointments, sent a tweet:

The Lord’s presence dwells in families, with all their daily troubles and struggles, joys and hopes. (link)

and posted to Instagram:

The Church is not a community of the “perfect”, but a community of the Lord’s disciples who recognize they are sinners and need His forgiveness. #Mercy, #CatholicChurch, #Forgiveness (link)

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