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Pope Francis unveils his top 10 secrets to happiness
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In a new interview with the Catholic News Service, Pope Francis provides his greatest tips for a happy life.

His top suggestion? "Live and let live," which isn't too surprising, given his famous remarks about the gay community ("Who am I to judge?").

Francis' other tips include being generous, relaxing and turning off the TV, and fighting toward peace. In true Pope Francis fashion, he also denounces being overly preachy in pursuit of Christianity:

We can inspire others through witness so that one grows together in communicating. But the worst thing of all is religious proselytism, which paralyzes: 'I am talking with you in order to persuade you,' No. Each person dialogues, starting with his and her own identity. The church grows by attraction, not proselytizing. [National Catholic Register]

Among Pope Francis' other gems is the proposal that "consumerism has brought us anxiety," which leads to stress and unhappiness. Read the full list of Pope Francis' happiness secrets over at the National Catholic Register.

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