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Devil seeks to attack unity in the Eucharist, Pope tells congregation at morning Mass

September 12, 2016

In an effort to cause divison within the Church, the devil "goes right to the root of Christian unity," which is the Eucharist, Pope Francis said in a homily at daily Mass on September 12.

The devil works constantly to divide the faithful, the Pope said. He reminded the congregation of St. Paul's warning that "divisions arise, right at the heart of unity, that is, the Eucharistic celebration."

"I ask you to do everything possible not to destroy the Church with divisions," the Pope urged his listeners. Above all, he exhorted them to preserve unity in the celebration of the Eucharist.

Returning to a theme that he had developed in a homily last week, the Pope said that gossip is a major threat to unity, and compared gossip with terrorism, "language that kills."


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  • Posted by: [email protected] - Sep. 14, 2016 12:38 AM ET USA

    Francis is like Obama who talks how division is so bad for the country yet does his utmost to divide. Francis divides by his continuous lack of clarity.