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Pope Francis Has a Message for Whiners

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By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 14, 2017 12:43 PM CDT
Pope Francis' New Message: 'No Whining'
Pope Francis sits during his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, on June 28, 2017.   (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

(Newser) – Is Pope Francis getting tired of hearing about everyone's problems? Probably not, but a new sign posted on his apartment door at the Vatican warns there's "no whining" allowed inside. The sign was actually a kind of gag gift from Italian psychologist and self-help author Salvo Noe, who met the pope last month, reports the Telegraph. There's a more serious message behind the jokey order, with the sign warning that "violators are subject to a syndrome of always feeling like a victim and the consequent reduction of your sense of humor and capacity to solve problems," per Reuters. And it encourages complainers to try to fix their own problems. (Read more Pope Francis stories.)

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