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24th Sunday O.T. (A): FORGIVE, ALWAYS!

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POPE FRANCIS: CHRISTIAN LOVE PRACTICES JUSTICE, OVERCOMES ENMITY ESPECIALLY IN THE FAMILY, AND SAYS NO TO RETALIATION, HATRED AND VIOLENCE. AV summary + text.

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