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Division Is Devil’s Main Weapon, Pope Tells Bishops

Division Is Devil’s Main Weapon, Pope Tells Bishops

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Pope’s Morning Homily: ‘Scandal Destroys Faith!’

Vatican City, November 10, 2014

In his homily at Casa Santa Marta this morning , Pope Francis warned that “scandals destroy faith” and that all Christians are “capable of scandalizing” others with our actions.

According to Vatican Radio, the Holy Father reflected on today’s Gospel from St. Luke in which Jesus warns of those who cause others to sin through their scandal. “It would be better for him if a millstone were put around his neck and he be thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin,” Jesus says.

The Pope said that one common scandal is to say that one is Christian yet continue living like a pagan. …