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Pope Francis: Ask yourself, what part of your heart needs healing?

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Pope Francis visited the parish of St. Gregory the Great, on the outskirts of Rome. He was there for about four hours, and ended his visit with a Mass.

During his homily, the Pope talked about the Gospel where Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. He compared sin to a closed tomb, where the soul is imprisoned and becomes corrupt.

He went on to say that everyone, including himself, must look into what parts of their souls are damaged by sin, in order to free them.

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"In silence, let us think: what part of the heart can be corrupted, because it's attached to sins, or to some sin? Remove that stone, remove than stone of shame, and let the Lord tell us, as he told Lazarus: 'Come forth.'”

The parish priest thanked the Pope for his visit, and gave him two gifts. The first was an icon of Rome's patroness, 'Salus Populi Romani.' The second caused laughter among the crowd.

"One of the things that the newspapers have used to depict you is your black briefcase. We would like to give you one, so that when you hold it, you can feel the way we all do, guided by you.”

The Pope handed out pocket-sized Gospels to the parish. He had done the same thing earlier, at St. Peter's Square. The Pope said that this way, people can "hear the voice of Jesus.”


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