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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Copying Saint Francis

 For the second time, I'm reading Fratelli Tutti.  Every Sunday night, a couple of my friends and I are zooming to discuss this encyclical.  We did the introduction tonight.  It impressed us how St. Francis went to see the Sultan Malik-el-Kamil, in Egypt. Today Pope Francis went to see the Orthodox Patriarch, Bartholomew, and the Grand Imam, Ahmad Al-Tayyeb.  And this week, Pope Francis is visiting Iraq to visit Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the leader of Iraq's Shiite Muslims in Najaf and celebrate Mass in Irbil and pray in Mosul.  Both St. Francis and Pope Francis are open to all people from all religions.  We are all children of God.

Please pray for the pope's safety.  COVID-19 is still active; ISIS is still terrorizing people, and the United States has just recently sent rockets on an Iranian facility.

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