Samuel García and Mariana Rodríguez greet Pope Francis at the General Audience at the Vatican

The governor of Nuevo León, Samuel Garcia and his wife Mariana Rodriguez greeted the Pope Francisco at the end of the General Audience where they gave him a pair of soccer jerseys of the teams of the Rayados from Monterrey and the Tigers of Nuevo Leon.

The couple attended the Audience that Pope Francis holds every Wednesday in the Vatican where the faithful and visitors come to hear the message of the head of the Catholic Church in the world.

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At the end of the Audience, Pope Francis passes by to greet the guests who are in the first rows of the Paul VI Hall, and then continues down the central aisle, blessing all the people waiting to take a picture with him.

The Holy Father continued with his cycle of catechesis based on the letter of Saint Paul the Apostle to the Galatians, entitled “Walking according to the Spirit” which in his words in Spanish invited us to be guided by the Holy Spirit.

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“I invite you to allow yourself to be questioned by the words of Saint Paul: Do we walk according to the Spirit or do we remain locked in worldly desires? If we allow ourselves to be guided by the Spirit, we are also called to accompany those who suffer the most, to pray for them, to help them in a concrete way. I encourage you to continue on this path with patience and joy ”.

Francisco explained that despite the weaknesses that can be had, and that do not disappear, “We must avoid the opposite path, which he calls ‘disordered desires’. But that does not mean that the evil or our negative impulses will disappear, but that God is always stronger than our resistances and our sins “

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The Bishop of Rome explained that selfishness, self-interest, are “the lusts of the flesh” as Saint Paul calls them, “In order to combat the ‘lusts of the flesh’ that do not favor communion – such as envy, hypocrisy, resentment, destructive criticism – it is necessary to give space to grace and charity ”.

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