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God listens to everybody – sinner, saint, victim, killer, pope says

Everyone lives a life that is often inconsistent or a “contradiction” because people can be both a sinner and a saint, a victim and a tormentor, Pope Francis said.

No matter what one’s situation is, people can put themselves back in God’s hands through prayer, he said on 24th June during his weekly general audience.

“Prayer gives us nobility; it is able to protect one’s relationship with God, who is the true companion along humanity’s journey, amidst thousands of hardships in life, good or bad, but always with prayer,” he said.

The audience, livestreamed from the library of the Apostolic Palace, was the pope’s last general audience talk until 5th August, according to Vatican News. His Sunday Angelus address is to continue throughout July, however.

With the start of summer vacation for many, the pope said he hoped people could have a peaceful moment of rest despite the ongoing restrictions “connected to the threat of infection from the coronavirus.”

Picture: Pope Francis speaks during his weekly general audience in the library of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican on 24th June 2020. During the audience, the pope said people can put themselves back in God’s hands through prayer. (CNS photo/Vatican Media).

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Medieval pope’s seal discovered in Shropshire

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