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The catalogue of diseases according to Pope Francis


Brothers, these diseases and these temptations are naturally a danger for every Christian and for every curia, community, congregation, parish, ecclesial movement … etc., and they can strike both individuals and communities.


Pope Francis

1 Feeling “immortal”, “immune” or “indispensable”

2 “Marthalism”, i.e. excessive activity

3 Mental and spiritual petrification

4 Excessive planning 

5 Bad coordination

6 Spiritual Alzheimers

7 Rivalry and vainglory

8 Existential schizophrenia

9 Gossip, murmuring and chattering

10 Deifying leaders

11 Indifference to others

12 Funeral Face

13 Hoarding

14  Closed circles

15 Worldly profit-seeking and exhibitionism

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