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Speech by Pope Francis

Pope Francis

You can have flaws, be anxious and even be angry, but do not forget that your life is the greatest enterprise in the world. Only you can stop it from failing. You are appreciated, admired and loved by so many. Remember that being happy is not having a sky without storm, a road without accidents, a job without effort, a relationship without disappointments.

To be happy means to find strength in forgiveness, hope in battles, security in fear, love in discord. It’s not only to enjoy the smile, but also to reflect on the sadness. It’s not just about celebrating success, it’s about learning from failures. It’s not just about feeling happy with applause, it’s about being happy in anonymous. Being happy is not a fatality of fate, but an achievement for those who can travel within themselves.

To be happy is to stop feeling like a victim and become the author of your own fate.” It’s walking through deserts, but being able to find an oasis deep in the soul. Is thanking God every morning for the miracle of life. Being happy is not being afraid of your feelings and being able to talk about yourself. Have the courage to hear a “no” and find confidence in criticism, even when it’s unwarranted. It’s kissing your children, cuddling your parents, having poetic moments with your friends, even when they hurt us.

Being happy is letting the creature that lives in each of us live, free, joyful and simple. You have the maturity to be able to say: “I’ve made mistakes”. It’s having the courage to say I’m sorry. It’s having the sense to say “I need you”. Is having the ability to say “I love you”. May your life become a garden of opportunities for happiness… that in spring he may be a lover of joy and in winter a lover of wisdom.

And when you make a mistake, start over. Because only then will you be in love with life. You’ll discover that being happy isn’t having a perfect life. But use tears to irrigate tolerance. Use your defeats to train your patience.

Use your mistakes with the serenity of the sculptor. Use pain to tune into pleasure. Use obstacles to open the windows of intelligence. Never give up … Above all never give up on the people that love you. Never give up on being happy, because life is an incredible spectacle.

 

POPE FRANCIS

 

 

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44 Responses to “Speech by Pope Francis”

  • Pope says genocide:

    Pope says genocide took place at Canada’s residential schools

    While the word genocide wasn’t heard in any of Pope Francis’s addresses during a week-long trip to Canada, on his flight back to Rome, he said everything he described about the residential school system and its forced assimilation of Indigenous children amounts to genocide.

    “I didn’t use the word genocide because it didn’t come to mind but I described genocide,” Pope Francis told reporters on the papal flight from Iqaluit to Rome on Friday.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/pope-francis-residential-schools-genocide-1.6537203

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  • Harder Truths:

    Maybe if you stop protecting pedophiles people will take you a little more seriously.

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    I wonder what will the Pope say about Nancy and below quotes.

    Nancy Pelosi push girl away…
    https://bit.ly/3bgVv2G

    Quote – Unknown True Native American
    When your people came to our land, it was not with open arms,
    but with Bibles and guns and disease.
    You took our land. You killed us with your guns and disease,
    then had the arrogance to call us godless savages.
    If there is a Heaven and it is filled with Christians,
    than Hell is the place for me.

    Quote – Desmond Tutu
    When the missionaries came to Africa,
    they had the Bible and we had the land.
    They said “let us close our eyes and pray.”
    When we opened them, we had the Bible, and they had the land.

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  • Poke LJ:

    Singaporeans R Free Riders: I wonder what will the Pope say about Nancy and below quotes.

    Nancy Pelosi push girl away…
    https://bit.ly/3bgVv2G

    This lau CB racist. Hope China nuke her CB if she dares go Taiwan.

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  • theforgottongeneration:

    Pappies keep paying themselves million$ to feel happy; but calling voters as Free Riders showed that they are actually very unhappy (or rather very insecure) people. Keep begging for people to “trust” them yet still only get 61% of votes, hor. Very happy, hor?

    Anyway, good luck bringing their million$ with them when they die and go to hell (since it is said there are no politicians in heaven). Boy-boy can then challenge Ah Gong face-to-face over the Oxley house instead of using SG parliament.

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  • Poke LJ:

    Heard this lau CB going Taiwan on Tues.
    She has got no inkling what’s she is doing. This bimbo going to start WWIII. Hope China teach her a lesson of her life!

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  • theforgottongeneration:

    Subject is on Pope’s message, yet doggies and trolls can divert it to TWN issue. Seems not only pappies are very insecure ppl, hor.

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  • xoxo:

    In $in City,only highly paid $cholars are allowed to make mi$take$ after mi$take$; other more ordinary sgs are not allowed to and will be severely penalised if they do so?
    You see ,they can even call big floods as mere *ponding* and get away with it.
    The bigger their mistakes,the bigger their promotion.
    GO ASK VB,he has first hand experience.

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  • theforgottongeneration:

    xoxo:

    The bigger their mistakes,the bigger their promotion.
    GO ASK VB,he has first hand experience.

    The bigger Boss forgive their faults, the greater they are complied to carry balls. This is current pap’s PLP culture. LOL….

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  • Dr Tan Tai Wei:

    True. Someone wrote, “If happiness were some euphoric feeling, a bottle of whisky would do.” The Pope is right about true happiness!

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  • SINGAROAR:

    I do no know whether this is actually from the Pope. It is as bad as LHL”s 2014 National Day speech on the fish ball! What I request of Pope Francis is to empty out the coffers of the Vatican and give all to the poor. This act will show if he is serving the Institute called the Church or serving the church as in the body of Christ.

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  • ah sam:

    Has Pope Francis offended anyone here?
    Why even pass snide remarks at him?

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    ah sam:
    Has Pope Francis offended anyone here?
    Why even pass snide remarks at him?

    If majority of us find Pastor Kong, Pastor Sun and Venerable Ming Yi pompous live style unacceptable but they are still no where near luxury Vatican Palace.

    Yes ? No ?

    SINGAROAR:
    I do no know whether this is actually from the Pope. It is as bad as LHL”s 2014 National Day speech on the fish ball! What I request of Pope Francis is to empty out the coffers of the Vatican and give all to the poor. This act will show if he is serving the Institute called the Church or serving the church as in the body of Christ.

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    Poke LJ: This lau CB racist. Hope China nuke her CB if she dares go Taiwan.

    Cool it bro unless you are CCP.

    We are Singaporean and we should be loyal to Singapore, not China.

    Our Opposition party and supporters are also racist as aptly described by our great PAP. Opposition only condemn CECA degree but not Chinese fake degree.

    Despite Court order, London School of Economic (LSE) refuse to reveal the name of Exiled Chinese President thesis examiners

    1 Aug 2022 : Richardson Report latest update
    https://bit.ly/3Qf4UXC

    LSE is being defamed, but it is not suing. Because all the comments are facts. Please read the video comments.

    Congratulations to the class of 2022!
    https://bit.ly/3oNU0MB

    Best comment : The biggest advantage of studying at LSE is that you may get 1.5 Ph.D. degree in law without a thesis and LSE will cover up everything for you! Don’t be afraid, just follow my path!

    This is real news, not fake news.

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  • theforgottongeneration:

    Stupid pappies-doggies think Vatican is very rich. Have they live in the Vatican, see how “luxurious” live-style of the Pope, to comment fairly and balanced?

    Pope is the head of a STATE, not just head of a religion. Therefore he must have an official residence. Why don’t our Kelong Queen give up all the wealth and glory of the Istana and live in an attap house during her presidency? Living in a kampong environ also will suit the many doggies can run freely around the place. And does she really need the 1.5m salary for doing CBL?

    The Catholic church has many past and present faults. It has also many past and present contributions to the developments of our world as it is today. It has 2000+ years of existence; pap has only 50+ years. The Vatican has to control over 2 BILLION people; pap can’t even win a strong mandate from 2.5 million voters, and even failing with many No Blaming Culture excuses for its failures. Governing 2 billions also need lots of money.

    So pappies-doggies better go teach their masters how to suck eggs. Or is it sucking corks nowadays with their PLP culture?

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  • Asd:

    I think wonder why keep collecting donation money

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  • Asd:

    I think wonder why these people are stationed in rich country when places like Africa need them more but they don’t go there

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  • Ah Low:

    Pope Francis makes a good point.
    We are not perfect for we are human.
    But A FEW among us think they are divine and can do no wrong even as their evil deeds and haughty erratic ways cause many severe hardships and sufferings.

    Pope Francis is indeed wise.

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  • Asd:

    I think wow what a speech I feel like giving him more money because he seems never to stop collecting more

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  • @Asd:

    Then,why don’t you?
    But maybe donate to TRE first.

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  • Another Poke LJ/CB neither?:

    theforgottongeneration:
    Stupid pappies-doggies think Vatican is very rich. Have they live in the Vatican, see how “luxurious” live-style of the Pope, to comment fairly and balanced?

    Pope is the head of a STATE, not just head of a religion. Therefore he must have an official residence. Why don’t our Kelong Queen give up all the wealth and glory of the Istana and live in an attap house during her presidency? Living in a kampong environ also will suit the many doggies can run freely around the place. And does she really need the 1.5m salary for doing CBL?

    The Catholic church has many past and present faults. It has also many past and present contributions to the developments of our world as it is today. It has 2000+ years of existence; pap has only 50+ years. The Vatican has to control over 2 BILLION people; pap can’t even win a strong mandate from 2.5 million voters, and even failing with many No Blaming Culture excuses for its failures. Governing 2 billions also need lots of money.

    So pappies-doggies better go teach their masters how to suck eggs. Or is it sucking corks nowadays with their PLP culture?

    https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/how-much-money-does-vatican-have-2015-07-24

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    theforgottongeneration: The Catholic church has many past and present faults. It has also many past and present contributions to the developments of our world as it is today.

    The same can also be said of our great PAP.
    PAP has many past and present faults. It has also many past and present contributions to the developments of our Singapore as it is today.

    No ? Or only your Ang Mo Tua Kee Anglo Saxon contribute only ?

    Strict with Others but Lenient Towards SELF
    嚴以律人,寬以待己

    One finger point at others, 3 other fingers pointing back at you.

    If lending support to our great PAP is pappies-doggies, then those who lend their support to opposition/vatican is, in your own words, oppie-doggies or vatican-doggies?

    No ?

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    Asd:
    I think wow what a speech I feel like giving him more money because he seems never to stop collecting more

    If you are able to wow your audience, you can collect plenty of monies.

    Venerable Ming Yi wow the audience faking crying and performing stunts and all the audience start donating money.

    Pastor Sun wow the congregation with the China Wine, shake her bum bum and all the congregation start buying her CDs and donate money.

    So, to succeed in your career, you must know how to wow your boss or customers.

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  • Poke LJ:

    Singaporeans R Free Riders::

    If lending support to our great PAP is pappies-doggies, then those who lend their support to opposition/vatican is, in your own words, oppie-doggies or vatican-doggies?

    No ?

    How can ‘pappies-doggies’ of a democratically elected govt. compare to a treasonous d0ggie supporting outside powers? tio-boh?

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  • theforgottongeneration:

    Poke LJ: How can ‘pappies-doggies’ of a democratically elected govt. compare to a treasonous d0ggie supporting outside powers? tio-boh?

    Importing foreigners until now it is more than 40% of SG population is not supporting outside powers, hor? Ownself Poke ownself LJ.

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  • Rough Rider:

    Singaporeans R Free Riders: The same can also be said of our great PAP.
    PAP has many past and present faults. It has also many past and present contributions to the developments of our Singapore as it is today.

    No ? Or only your Ang Mo Tua Kee Anglo Saxon contribute only ?

    Strict with Others but Lenient Towards SELF
    嚴以律人,寬以待己

    One finger point at others, 3 other fingers pointing back at you.

    If lending support to our great PAP is pappies-doggies, then those who lend their support to opposition/vatican is, in your own words, oppie-doggies or vatican-doggies?

    No ?

    Those Ang mo come here talk very loud because they invest in spore. Yes? No like I approve.

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    Rough Rider: Those Ang mo come here talk very loud because they invest in spore. Yes? No like I approve.

    Bingo… you got it right…

    Whose fist big or money big talk loud isn’t it ?

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    China is the big bully. Dare not bully U$A who is stronger than her.

    Very good analysis…
    https://bit.ly/3zYkjX0

    Any strategic thinker would like to comments ?

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  • Rough Rider:

    Singaporeans R Free Riders: Bingo… you got it right…

    Whose fist big or money big talk loud isn’t it ?

    No class.

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  • Rough Rider:

    Not only loud but vulgar too. Saw one white woman use her hands to support her huge breasts as she walked in public. LOL

    Singaporeans R Free Riders: Bingo… you got it right…

    Whose fist big or money big talk loud isn’t it ?

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  • xoxo:

    Talking about Nancy Pelosi.She seems full of vanity.
    Wise men said Vanity of vanities,all is vanity.
    A vain person is mostly self-centred.
    Mighty U$A always imposes its own wills on others in the name of so-called THE american WAY of democracy,does it not?
    Look at her and look at Merkel.
    These days,ang mohs are very kaypoh.
    They go around bashing others thinking they are supreme; you call that democracy?
    Sadly,there are countless of asians like in Singapore who still adore and worship ang mohs even if they despise God.

    In God we trust is taken over by In u$d we trust.
    Today,humans believe in $ than in God.
    And,u$a is leading the way.

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  • Rough Rider:

    Singapore is home to many vain natives. Face is very important. Very embarrassing to lau kui in public.

    Rude, arrogant, evil, self centered, boastful, hao lian, kiasu, kan cheong, impatient, disrespectful, preoccupied with winning, money morals

    xoxo:
    Talking about Nancy Pelosi.She seems full of vanity.
    Wise men said Vanity of vanities,all is vanity.
    A vain person is mostly self-centred.
    Mighty U$A always imposes its own wills on others in the name of so-called THE american WAY of democracy,does it not?
    Look at her and look at Merkel.
    These days,ang mohs are very kaypoh.
    They go around bashing others thinking they are supreme; you call that democracy?
    Sadly,there are countless of asians like in Singapore who still adore and worship ang mohs even if they despise God.

    In God we trust is taken over by In u$d we trust.
    Today,humans believe in $ than in God.
    And,u$a is leading the way.

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  • Rough Rider:

    Did you drink from her cup of china whine?
    Ming Yi has a male assistant?

    Singaporeans R Free Riders: If you are able to wow your audience, you can collect plenty of monies.

    Venerable Ming Yi wow the audience faking crying and performing stunts and all the audience start donating money.

    Pastor Sun wow the congregation with the China Wine, shake her bum bum and all the congregation start buying her CDs and donate money.

    So, to succeed in your career, you must know how to wow your boss or customers.

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  • sengkangkia:

    @xoxo
    Agreed.
    Money talks.
    In Sin City,no money no talk.

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  • theforgottongeneration:

    sengkangkia:
    @xoxo
    Agreed.
    Money talks.
    In Sin City,no money no talk.

    61% gets what they voted for. They think million$ salary to CBL like ministers, No Blaming Culture with no accountability when screwed-up, should be the norm.

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  • Western Sheep:

    Some of those ang moh worshipers are ignorant sheep. They know nothing about Asia history. A few even ask, “since WW1, did any country in Asia suffer from US’s supremacy?”

    These sheep look at international affairs as if they are choosing whether to eat Nasi Lemak or burger.

    xoxo:
    Talking about Nancy Pelosi.She seems full of vanity.
    Wise men said Vanity of vanities,all is vanity.
    A vain person is mostly self-centred.
    Mighty U$A always imposes its own wills on others in the name of so-called THE american WAY of democracy,does it not?
    Look at her and look at Merkel.
    These days,ang mohs are very kaypoh.
    They go around bashing others thinking they are supreme; you call that democracy?
    Sadly,there are countless of asians like in Singapore who still adore and worship ang mohs even if they despise God.

    In God we trust is taken over by In u$d we trust.
    Today,humans believe in $ than in God.
    And,u$a is leading the way.

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    theforgottongeneration: Importing foreigners until now it is more than 40% of SG population is not supporting outside powers, hor? Ownself Poke ownself LJ.

    Nothing wrong with that. After all, we are ASEAN and we are the capital of ASEAN.

    We welcome them to live here and they welcome us to live there…

    example, many Singaporeans are living in Malaysia, Thailand and Batam with younger wives.

    It is a win win situation.

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    Rough Rider:
    Did you drink from her cup of china whine?

    Depend on where she put her china wine.

    Rough Rider:
    Ming Yi has a male assistant?

    Am not interested in male.

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    Poke LJ: How can ‘pappies-doggies’ of a democratically elected govt. compare to a treasonous d0ggie supporting outside powers? tio-boh?

    Tio..tio..tio

    But don’t have to go overboard with extreme behaviour

    Just stay cool… and 以和為首..peace for all.

    and always read real news analysis
    https://bit.ly/3OZeFIl

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    Rough Rider:
    Singapore is home to many vain natives. Face is very important. Very embarrassing to lau kui in public.

    Well said… Singaporeans are not really rich but always pretend to be rich and high class…and look down on FT.

    Rough Rider:
    Rude, arrogant, evil, self centered, boastful, hao lian, kiasu, kan cheong, impatient, disrespectful, preoccupied with winning, money morals

    Yes, well said.. Singaporeans think they are very atas… hahaha… what a joke.

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  • Singaporeans R Free Riders:

    sengkangkia:
    @xoxo
    Agreed.
    Money talks.
    In Sin City,no money no talk.

    Stop condemning your own country..

    Why not you condemn your Americunt ? In Dollar$ We Tru$t.

    Singaporeans R Free Riders:
    I wonder what will the Pope say about Nancy and below quotes.

    Nancy Pelosi push girl away…
    https://bit.ly/3bgVv2G

    Quote – Unknown True Native American
    When your people came to our land, it was not with open arms,
    but with Bibles and guns and disease.
    You took our land. You killed us with your guns and disease,
    then had the arrogance to call us godless savages.
    If there is a Heaven and it is filled with Christians,
    than Hell is the place for me.

    Quote – Desmond Tutu
    When the missionaries came to Africa,
    they had the Bible and we had the land.
    They said “let us close our eyes and pray.”
    When we opened them, we had the Bible, and they had the land.

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  • Rough Rider:

    Singaporeans R Free Riders: Depend on where she put her china wine.

    Am not interested in male.

    So you would actually drink from her….chalice.LOL

    Singaporeans R Free Riders: Well said… Singaporeans are not really rich but always pretend to be rich and high class…and look down on FT.

    Yes, well said.. Singaporeans think they are very atas… hahaha… what a joke.

    Quite true, Sporeans are very status conscious. The foreigners also become liddat after living in Spore. It’s contagious.

    Well, certain LGBT always like to act high class , like they are too good for you. You can say they very choosy.

    Malaysians also act high class wat. That is why they want to study , live and work in Spore in the first place. No qualms quit their own country.

    Aiyoh you don’t say leh. Now all the new citizens and foreigners become super conceited and over estimate themselves. Because they are labelled Foreign Talents — like they can sing, dance and compose music…

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  • LN:

    “………Harder Truths:
    August 1, 2022 at 9:59 pm (Quote)……….”

    What “Harder Truths ” stated is fact-based but no one pays any attention.

    Sad for Singapore and Singaporeans.

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