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The medicine of a smile

For the first time in St Peters Square, the Gospel reading was also dramatized by a group of people with intellectual disabilities, so that the text might also be
understood by those with cognitive impairment. This took place on Sunday
morning, 12 June, during the Mass Pope Francis celebrated on the occasion of
the Jubilee of the Sick and Disabled.
In his homily, the Pope firmly denounced the existing mentality that idealizes
the “€œcare for one”€™s body”€ and obscures “€œanything imperfect”€, since “€œit theatens
the happiness and serenity of the privileged few and endangers the dominant
model”€. However, the Pope pointed out, “€œthe world does not become better
because only apparently “€˜perfect”€™ people live there “€“ I say “€˜perfect”€™ rather
than “€˜false”€™ “€“ but when human solidarity, mutual acceptance and respect



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