As many as 10,000 crowd St. Peter's Square to hear Francis.
Vatican City, August 27 - Pope Francis on Wednesday praised an elderly woman he said refused to gossip because "she recognized the image of God in one another".
Such kindness and faith from a woman who worked hard for her parish was worthy of "canonization" as a saint, the pope added during comments to a crowd that filled St. Peter's Square during the pontiff's weekly general audience.(...)
The pope said he cited the example of the elderly woman to demonstrate the importance of unity and forgiveness "for the times when we have given rise to division or misunderstanding in our communities"."May our relationships mirror more beautifully and joyfully the unity of Jesus and the Father," said Francis.