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Pope Francis's encyclical 'Gaudete et exsutate' is out, here's what it says

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By Marshall Connolly (Catholic Online)
4/14/2018 (1 year ago)
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Encyclical speaks of the devil.

In March, Pope Francis released his latest exhortation, Gaudete et exsultate, Rejoice and Be Glad. Here is a brief overview of the exhortation. Pope Francis also mentions the devil, which was scandalously reported not to exist by an atheist reporter. The Vatican has repudiated this report. 


By Marshall Connolly (Catholic Online)
Catholic Online (
4/14/2018 (1 year ago)

Published in Living Faith

LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - Pope Francis has published Gaudete et exsultate in which he discusses everyday, universal holiness. 

Holiness isn't esoteric or impossible. It is universal. All people are called to holiness, eschewing individualism, dogmatism and, sectarianism. 

The encyclical is a meditation on everyday holiness. It is divided into five chapters. The first is on holiness, the second Gnosticism and Pelagianism, holiness and the beatitudes, signs of holiness, and a final chapter on spiritual warfare. The last chapter mentions the devil.

The mention of the devil is important because it proves that a recent claim attributed to Pope Francis, that the devil isn't real, is false. The devil is real, and should be guarded against.

You can view or download the letter here


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