Vatican City, Sep 28, 2013 / 09:48 am
Pope Francis celebrated Mass for the Vatican police force today, exhorting them to fight in the war against evil by rejecting the temptation to gossip.
He warned that among those who live and work in the Vatican, “the devil seeks to create an internal war, a kind of civil spiritual war” by means of idle chatter, said Pope Francis on September 28.
The temptation to gossip is present for everyone, noted Pope Francis, “even for me.”
Gossip is a sin against unity which the devil uses to undermine the community of the Church, he explained.