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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Pope conveys love to American nuns

Pope at Western Wall     (Photo by Matanya) 
In a moving tribute to the dedicated faith of American nuns, Pope Francis recently extolled the help that Sister Pimentel and her colleagues have been giving to immigrants in McAllen, Texas.

During a recent satellite communication, Francis made a point of asking Sister Pimentel to step forward.  He then said:  I want to thank you, and through you to thank all the sisters of religious orders in the U.S. for the work that you have done and that you do in the United
States.  It’s great…

This in itself was a wonderful affirmation.  However, the Pope then continued with these more personally-validating words:  I’ll tell you one other thing.  Is it inappropriate for the Pope to say this?  I love you all very much.

According to the very heart of Christianity, this type of love is not only appropriate, but also highly essential.


Copyright September 10, 2015 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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