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Pope warns against "anethesized consciences" at mass for homeless

Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 01:27

Pope Francis conducts a special Jubilee Mass for some 6,000 homeless, poor and displaced people from a dozen European countries and Africa. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). Pope Francis, at a Mass for poor and homeless people, on Sunday (November 13) warned against the "anesthetized consciences" of those who see the needy as bothersome instead of as brothers and sisters to be helped. About 6,000 homeless, poor and displaced people from a dozen European countries and Africa were brought to the Vatican by charity groups to have their own special day in the Catholic Church's Jubilee Year of Mercy, which ends next week. "We should be worried when our consciences are anesthetized and we no longer see the brother or sister suffering at our side, or notice the grave problems in our world, which become a mere refrain familiar from the headlines on the evening news," the pope said in his homily. Those in attendance, which the Vatican grouped together under the category of "socially excluded people," were given headphones so they could hear a simultaneous translation of the pope's words, a rarity at liturgical services in the basilica.

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Pope warns against "anethesized consciences" at mass for homeless

Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 01:27