CATHOLIC NEWS OF THE WEEK . Saturday, 9 December 2017

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Holiday from complaints

VATICAN (SE): Pope Francis is taking a bit of a summer break, but instead of going off to the traditional summer resort of popes at Castel Gandolfo outside Rome, he is taking a break from listening to complaints while remaining at home.
 
On July 14, he stuck a notice on the door of his apartment in Santa Maria saying that all complaining is banned until further notice.
 
The sign goes on to to explain, “Offenders are subjected to a syndrome of victimism that lowers the mood and the ability to solve problems.”
 
Written in Italian, the sign explains that this is doubly true if complaining is done in the presence of children.
 
It concludes, “To become the best of yourself, you must focus on your own potential and not on your own limits, so stop complaining and act to change your life for the better.”
 
The notice does not contain any hint as to when the papal vacation from complaints may come to an end.

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