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Pope Francis admitted on Sunday to sometimes having "darkness" cloud his own faith

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Guidonia (Italy) (AFP) - Pope Francis admitted on Sunday to sometimes having "darkness" cloud his own faith, while warning against "Christian parrots" who pay lip service to the church without acting on its values.

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Common Declaration by Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby

Statement issued as 19 pairs of Anglican, Roman Catholic bishops sent out on mission
| October 5, 2016

[Anglican Communion News Service] Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby have said that they are “undeterred” by the “serious obstacles” to full unity between Anglicans and Roman Catholics.
In a Common Declaration, issued in Rome Oct. 5, the two say that the differences “cannot prevent us from recognizing one another as brothers and sisters in Christ by reason of our common baptism. Nor should they ever hold us back from discovering and rejoicing in the deep Christian faith and holiness we find within each other’s traditions.”

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ROME TO HONOR CHRISTIAN MARTYRS WITH BLOOD RED TREVI FOUNTAIN

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TREVI FOUNTAIN’S WATER WILL BE DYED RED TO HONOR CHRISTIAN MARTYRS. The Trevi Fountain, located in the city of Rome, is one of the most famous fountains in the world. It will be dyed red on April 29, in recognition of the thousands of Christian martyrs all around the world. The event is being helmed by Aid to the Church in Need, a nonprofit organization.

It is their intention to call attention to the Christian persecutions happening globally by making the world famous fountain flow blood red. The organization has expressed hope on their website that the demonstration will help the people being persecuted in the name of their religion, would soon be able to go back to practicing their religion without fear, and with complete freedom.

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