Words can kill: the pope’s talk on envy’s corrosive power

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ popular early morning homilies at the Domus Sanctae Marthae residence are back after a two-month-long summer hiatus.

His first homily on Monday revived a recurring theme of the corrosive power of gossip and jealousy, and reminded people that when wielded wrongly, words can kill.

If you’d like a front-row seat for yesterday’s homily, here’s the YouTube clip and translation provided by the Vatican:




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