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On Holy Thursday, Pope Francis links preaching the gospel to wretchedness of the unhealthy

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) — On Holy Thursday (April 1), Pope Francis renowned the Chrism Mass, when priests and deacons renew their ordination guarantees, by reminding clergy that “the preaching of the gospel is ceaselessly linked to the contain of some affirm unhealthy.” Referring to the day’s studying, when Jesus is confronted with hostility and violence after revealing his divine nature on the synagogue, Pope Francis reminded clergy “that the hour of happy proclamation, the hour of persecution and the hour of the unhealthy wander collectively.” These gathered for the Mass, in conjunction with many cardinals and auxiliary bishops of Rome, will indulge in heard in Francis’ sermon encouragement for what has been a tricky time for a church, engaged in structural and financial reform and conf...