10 Steps to Being Happy, According Pope Francis

Pope Francis shares his top 10 secrets for a happy life.

ByGeetika Rudra
August 02, 2014, 4:10 PM
PHOTO: Pope Francis shares a laugh with Rev. Adolfo Nicolas, left, Father Jaquin Barrero, right, and Father Attilio Sciortino during their meeting at the Jesuit Curia in Rome, July 31, 2014.
Pope Francis shares a laugh with Rev. Adolfo Nicolas, left, Father Jaquin Barrero, right, and Father Attilio Sciortino during their meeting at the Jesuit Curia in Rome, July 31, 2014.
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— -- Finding happiness can be hard, but for Pope Francis it is as easy as following these 10 simple rules, which he shared with the Catholic News Service, in a new interview.

PHOTO: This photo from sjweb.info shows Pope Francis at the Jesuit Curia in Rome on July 31, 2014.
This photo from sjweb.info shows Pope Francis at the Jesuit Curia in Rome on July 31, 2014.
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1. "Live and let live."

2. "Be giving of yourself to others."

3. "Proceed calmly" in life.

4. Have "a healthy sense of leisure."

5. "Sundays should be holidays." Spend Sundays with family and friends.

PHOTO: This photo from sjweb.info shows Pope Francis at the Jesuit Curia in Rome on July 31, 2014.
This photo from sjweb.info shows Pope Francis at the Jesuit Curia in Rome on July 31, 2014.
sjweb.info

6. "Create dignified jobs for young people."

7. "Respect and take care of nature."

8. "Stop being negative."

9. "Respect others' beliefs."

10. "Work for peace."

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