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Life's fragility is part of its beauty, Pope says

Catholic World News - March 24, 2014

Meeting on March 24 with members of the Pontifical Council for Health Care, Pope Francis observed that “in suffering no one is ever alone,” because a merciful God is always present.

The image of Jesus, suffering on the Cross, is “the greatest school for whoever wishes to dedicate him to the service of his sick and suffering brethren,” the Pope said. He also suggested contemplating the example of the Virgin Mary, who “made herself entirely available for God’s will.” The Holy Father made that point while reminding his listeners that the next day, March 25, would be the feast of the Annunciation.

The beauty of human life includes its fragility, the Pope said. He urged his audience to see the face of Christ in those who suffer from poverty, sickness, old age, and other ills, and to uphold “the dignity and the value of every single human person, from conception to natural death.”

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