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Monday, June 2, 2014

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Today Francis addressed 52 thousand faithful at the Charismatic Renewal gathering at Rome's Olympic Stadium: “The elderly are the Church’s wisdom and yet they are cast aside”


“At first I thought Renewal was a samba school,” the Pope joked and the whole stadium roared with laughter. Then he warned: “When someone thinks they are important, that’s when the plague hits.”  


 

Finally, he kneeled down as faithful prayed at the end of his speech, asking the Lord to bless him, just as Francis had asked of them to do straight after his election on 13 March 2013, from the central Loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica.

          

             

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