Vatican City, Sep 9, 2016 / 14:01 pm
Church unity is endangered especially by certain tactics of division favored by the devil himself, Pope Francis told bishops of mission territories on Friday.
"Division is the weapon the devil employs most to destroy the Church from within," the Pope said Sept. 9.
"He has two weapons, but the main one is division: the other is money. The devil enters through our pockets and destroys with the tongue, with idle chatter that divides, and the habit of gossiping is a habit of 'terrorism'."
"The gossip is a 'terrorist' who throws a grenade – chatter – in order to destroy," he added. "Please, fight against division, because it is one of the weapons that the devil uses to destroy the local Church and the universal Church."