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Pope at General Audience: Most noble battle is that against lies generated by sin


Pope Francis live streamed his General Audience from the library of the Apostolic Palace. He reflected on the sixth beatitude: Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.

POPE FRANCIS
To see God, one doesn't need to change glasses or perspective, nor change theological authors to teach me the way. One needs to free the heart from its deceptions! This is the only way.

The pope explained that spiritual maturity is realizing that one's biggest enemy is often hidden in the heart.

POPE FRANCIS
The most noble battle is the one against the internal lies that our sins generate. Sins change our interior vision. They change our judgment of things. They make you see things that aren't true, or at least, not completely true.

Following his catechesis, the pope sent a special greeting to a group of young people from the Diocese of Milan. They had planned a pilgrimage to Rome, but were forced to cancel it because of the coronavirus pandemic.