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Christian love 'is not the love of soap operas' says pope

Francis urges loving actions more than simply words

09 January, 14:24
Christian love 'is not the love of soap operas' says pope (ANSA) - Vatican City, January 9 - Christian love "is not the love of soap operas" filled with romance but is instead concrete and selfless, Pope Francis said Thursday.

During morning Mass at St. Martha's House, the Vatican guesthouse where the pope lives, Francis said that real love consists "more in actions than in words, more in giving than in receiving".

Christian love "is not is the love of soap operas! No, it is another thing," said the pope.

That means it is active and works to assist the poor, preferring to give rather than to receive.

"We are in God and God is in us: this is the Christian (way)," said Francis.

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