(CNA/EWTN News) During his general audience on September 25, Pope Francis drew attention to the rich diversity within the universal Church, saying that such differences are in fact a sign of unity.
“Dear Brothers and Sisters: in the Creed, we confess that the Church is 'one.' When we consider the rich diversity of languages, cultures and peoples present in the Church throughout the world, we realize that this unity is a God-given gift,” the Pope told pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 25 .
“In effect, the Church is one and it is in that same unity, even though it is dispersed throughout the world and there are many diversities.”
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