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Pope emphasizes: ‘every life is sacred’

February 06, 2017

Lamenting the “logic of rejection and demographic decline,” Pope Francis lent his support to Italy’s pro-life day.

Following the recitation of the Angelus on February 5, the Pope told the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square that “I unite myself to the Italian bishops in hoping for a courageous education action in favor of human life. Every life is sacred!”

The Pope continued:

We carry forward the culture of life as the answer to the logic of rejection and demographic decline; we are close and together we pray for the children who are in danger of the interruption of pregnancy, as well as for persons who are at the end of life—every life is sacred!—so that no one is left alone and that love may defend the meaning of life.

We recall Mother Teresa’s words: “Life is beauty, admire it! Life is life, defend it!” be it with the unborn child, be it with the person who is close to dying: every life is sacred!


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  • Posted by: td4207 - Feb. 08, 2017 12:25 PM ET USA

    Liberal European culture, a political system that plays to entrenched parties, and a hide-bound labor system that discourages new job formation all conspire against the youthful optimism needed to encourage marriage and child-bearing. The accommodation of Moslem migrants will achieve in thirty years what the Turks failed at in 1571 at the Battle of Lepanto.

  • Posted by: bernie4871 - Feb. 07, 2017 9:07 PM ET USA

    The Pope and the Italian Nation are long overdue to recognize the beauty of not only unborn and elderly life, but also all those babies that should have been born. The Pope and the Bishops are preaching to a moribund society. Italy is a reality of the past. No children, no future. They seem to have made their choice, witness the lowest birthrate in the world. Enjoy Italy while you can. 50 years from now the Peninsula will belong to some other aggregation of peoples. Demographics !