How we live life must show God’s closeness, says Pope

Ariccia, March 8 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis on Tuesday urged Catholics to “give a concrete sign” that God is close by in the way they live their lives.

“My life, my attitude, the way of going through life, must really be a concrete sign of the fact that God is close to us,” Francis tweeted.

He and officials from the Vatican government are this week taking part in Lent spiritual exercises at a retreat centre in Ariccia, about 25 miles southeast of Rome.

The exercises usually take place during the first week of Lent, but were postponed this year due to the pontiff’s visit to Mexico from February 12 to 18.

The pope’s @Pontifex account on Twitter is published in nine languages and has more than 22 million followers.

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