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Man raised an atheist and baptized at 60 shares testimony before pope

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Aleteia - published on 01/13/22

His profound words have resonated with thousands of people online.

“I’m a fighter, and while like most of you I’ve known despair and abandonment in this world, which has become more and more pitiless, my crossing of the desert has been for me the occasion to realize—after a blow, of course—the love of God!”

These words of Gabriel Barbier resounded strongly November 12, 2021, in the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels in Assisi, Italy. No one would have thought in his youth that Barbier, raised an atheist, would end up saying such things, much less in public, and in front of Pope Francis!

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