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L E Pope Francis left Sunday the to celebrate a mass in a neighboring church with prisoners, refugees and staff of health on the occasion of the feast of Divine Mercy.
The Mass took place in the Church Santo Spirito in Sassia, close to the Vatican, in front of a reduced assembly with approximately 80 people due to the restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic.
last year, the Pope had celebrated a mass without faithful on the occasion of this festival established in 2000 by Pope.
This year in the Assembly were detainees of two prisons from Rome as well as a youth detention center, refugees from, Nigeria and and also nurses of a nurse. neighboring hospital including nuns.
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In his homily, the spiritual leader of the 1.3 billion Catholics in the world stressed the importance for Christians not to remain indifferent to those around them.
"sister, brother, you want a proof that God touched your life? Check if you look at the wounds of others," said the pope.
"Do not stay indifferent. Do not live a half faith, which receives but does not give, who welcomes the gift but does not get donated. We have been touched by mercy, let's become merciful," he has been merciful, "he Added.
The Pope, 84 years old and who was vaccinated against the CVIV-19 before his trip toin early March, did not wear a mask of protection during the Mass, as well as those who performed the readings of the Bible. All other people present in the church, including choir children and other priests, had the face covered with a mask.
11/04/2021 12:48:14 - Rome (AFP) - © 2021 AFP
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