Pope thanks women, condemns violence against women
March 09, 2023
On March 8 (International Women’s Day), Pope Francis tweeted:
Let us #PrayTogether so that #women, every woman, may be respected, protected and esteemed. Violence against women and mothers is violence against God himself, who from a woman, from a mother, took on our human condition.
At his general audience—in words not included in the Vatican’s official English translation—the Pope said:
On International Women’s Day, I think of all women: I thank them for their commitment to constructing a more humane society, through their capacity to grasp reality with a creative gaze and a tender heart. This is a privilege only of women! A particular blessing for all the women present in the square. And a round of applause for women! They deserve it!
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