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The final words at Mass — "Go in peace" — are an invitation to Christians to proclaim God's blessings through their lives, not an opportunity to go speak ill of others, Pope Francis said.
Virginia Sloyan, a writer and editor who for decades produced materials to help the Catholic Church implement liturgical changes after the Second Vatican Council, died March 11 at age 87.
Everyone who goes to Mass has the right to hear the word of God in all its fullness, which means it must be read well and explained well with "fervor," Pope Francis said.
Fear and the shame of admitting one's own sins leads to pointing fingers and accusing others rather than recognizing one's own faults, Pope Francis said.