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The call to be holy

The cover of the English edition of Pope Francis’ exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad). (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

By Leela Ramdeen, Chair, CCSJ, & Director, CREDI. Visit for our columns, media releases and more.

I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me, with me in him, bears fruit in plenty.” (Jn 15:5)

There is an inextricable link between the teachings in today’s Gospel (John 15:1–8) and Pope Francis’ latest Apostolic Exhortation, Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad) which calls us to holiness—“the most attractive face of the Church”.

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