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Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS/ L'Osservatore Romano via EPA)

Literally bite your tongue to avoid gossiping, urges Pope

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis jokes that sometimes a physical fight is better

'When we use our tongue to speak badly of our brother or sister, we use it to kill God' (Photo: CNS)

Francis says in his homily that people who criticise others lack ‘the courage to look at their own defects’