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World Governments: Francis and Gossip Bombs

world governments: I don't know if it will be better or worse, but I promise it will be less boring, he quipped, according to Toronto Star. Read more Pope Francis says Rohingya' in emotional meeting with Muslim refugees in Bangladesh Article Continued Below Pope demands decisive measures' from world governments to resolve Rohingya crisis Pope Francis preaches forgiveness in Burma, references suffering of religious and ethnic groups And then for the next 15 minutes, Francis had the crowd in stitches, mixing paternal advice on how to tend to religious vocations with tenderness with gentle warnings about the havoc that gossip bombs can wreak when lobbed in closed religious life. react-empty 159 How many religious communities have been destroyed because of a spirit of gossip said Francis, adding that he was speaking from personal experience. As he has done in similar encounters, Francis told the priests and nuns gathered in Dhaka's Holy Rosary Church that he was ditching the eight-page speech that he had prepared and would instead speak to them from his heart. Please, bite your tongue. It's a message Francis has brought to ordinary parishes riven by divisions and to the top of the Catholic Church leadership. History's first Jesuit pope has frequently lamented the damage gossip can do within the church, where vows of obedience, strict hierarchies and closed communities can breed jealousies and resentment. ( As reported in the news.