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Chat destroys Church pope tells ME bishops

Gossip is 'woodworm', speak face to face like men

(ANSA) - ROME, JUN 20 - Idle chatter destroys the Catholic Church, Pope Francis told Middle Easter bishops at an audience in the Vatican Monday.
    The pope described chatter and gossip as "like woodworm" eating away at the structure of the Church.
    "Be wary of chatter behind people's backs", he said.
    "If someone has something to say to another, let him say it to his face, with charity, but to his face.
    "It is a woodworm that scandalizes the faithful, spak up to one another face to face". (ANSA).


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