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Separating Youth from Family has Disastrous Consequences, says Pope


Pope Francis stressed the importance of family unity when questioned by reporters during an in-flight press conference held on the papal plane on 10 September. The comments on family were given in response to questions about the recent changes to the U.S. immigration policies. While the Holy Father did not wish to directly comment on the hot-button topic, he focused

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Steer Clear of Modern Society’s Narcissistic Tendencies, Says Pope

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Youth from the Catholic Shalom Community received a piece of advice to avoid narcissism from Pope Francis during an audience on 4 Sep. Calling it a vain “illness”, the Holy Father encouraged them to concentrate on helping others and on developing a healthy ability to laugh at themselves. “One of the characteristics of youth and of the eternal youth of

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Iceland’s fights Down Syndrome … by killing Babies who have it

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A report by CBS News claims that 100 percent of pregnancies tested positive for down-syndrome were terminated ever since prenatal screening tests were introduced in Iceland in the early 2000s. Since then, an average of only one or two children with down-syndrome are born each year, sometimes only because of inaccurate test results. “Babies with Down syndrome are still being

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Pope Pays Tribute to Grandparents on Saints Joachim and Anne’s Feast Day

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Pope Francis paid special tribute to grandparents through on 26 July, the feast day of Saints Joachim and Anne, the parents of Mary and grandparents of Jesus. The Holy Father tweeted via his @Pontifex_it account: “How important grandparents are in the life of the family, to communicate the patrimony of humanity and faith essential for every society!” This is not

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United families are the key to societal progress, says Pope Francis


Pope Francis met with the European Federation of Catholic Family Associations (FAFCE) on 1 June for the 20th anniversary of their organisation. In his address, the Holy Father stressed that families play instrumental roles in society, saying “Your relationships as spouses, fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, make it possible for every person to find a place in

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