September 30, 2018
By George Martin
– The Pope said in a statement Saturday that Catholics should protect the church
– He called prayer a ‘weapon’ to be used against ‘the great accuser’ in statement
– The Church has been embroiled in a series of sexual abuse scandals recently
– A German report showed 3,700 children were abused between 1946 and 2014
The Pope has urged Catholics to pray daily to protect the church from ‘turbulence’, as more and more sexual abuse revelations emerge.
In a Vatican statement released on Saturday, Pope Francis urged Catholics the world over to pray every day in October in order ‘to protect the Church from the devil, who always seeks to separate us from God and from each other’.
The Pope called prayer a ‘weapon’ to be used against ‘the great accuser’ who he claimed ‘can only be defeated by prayer’.
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