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Honor St. Cajetan by helping others, Pope tells Argentines

August 07, 2013

Pope Francis has sent a video message to Argentine participants in an annual celebration honoring St. Cajetan.

In Buenos Aires, thousands of people take part in an annual celebration at the shrine of St. Cajetan on August 7. Pope Francis—who presided at the celebration last year, as Archbishop Bergoglio—told the participants that he was with them in spirit this year.

The Pope encouraged the faithful to imitate St. Cajetan in serving the poor. He stressed in his message that this help should be delivered in person, to one’s neighbors, since there is never any shortage of people with various needs. He called for a “culture of encounter” that would assist people in recognizing and meeting the needs of others.


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