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Get a pocket Bible, read it during your commute, pope recommends

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If you get a seat on a crowded bus, you should use your travel time to read a few lines from the Bible, Pope Francis told members of a suburban parish filled with people who commute to Rome for work.

"A Christian's first task is to listen to the word of God, to listen to Jesus, because he speaks to us and saves us with his word," the pope said Sunday during a homily at the parish of Santa Maria dell'Orazione on the northeast outskirts of Rome.

Catholic communicators elect Cuban as president of Signis

Members of the international Catholic communicators' organization, Signis, elected Gustavo Andujar of Havana as their new president.

Andujar had served since 2005 as one of the vice presidents of the organization.

Working for the Archdiocese of Havana, Andujar directs the Father Felix Varela Cultural Center, the Catholic quarterly magazine "Espacio Laical," and the Catholic journal "Ecos." He is a member of the archdiocesan pastoral secretariat and of the social communications secretariat of the Cuban bishops' conference.

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