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Pope urges Christian unity, says 'division is serious sin'

Pope Francis waves as he leads the weekly general audience at St Peter''s square.

In his weekly general audience in the Saint Peter’s Square in the Vatican, Pope Francis called for Christians’ unity and a “one and saint Church.” “Division is one of the most serious sins,” the Argentine pontiff said.

“When we recite the creed, we say the Church is one and saint although we know by experience that it is also shaped up by sinners and divisions,” Francis said adding that “Jesus, before his Passion, asked for the unity of his disciples, that they all were one.”

“He then trusts in us his hope for unity to be one of the characteristic marks of our community,” the head of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics affirmed saying that “in a Christian community, division is one of the most serious sins, because it does now allow God to act.”

“It is the devil that splits, destroys relations, that spreads prejudice. What God wants is for us to be receiving, that we forget each other and love each other to look like him more and more, (he) who is communion and love.”

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