Pope Calls for Respect for Infirm & Embryonic Life

19753737 - sad woman sitting on wheelchair in empty roomWhile welcoming hundreds of people who suffer from a rare degenerative neurological condition known as Huntington’s Disease in the Paul VI Hall last week, Pope Francis pleaded with scientists searching for cures not to contribute to the “throw away culture” by using, and then destroying, human embryos.

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Pope Reflects on Fatima Visit

Pilgrim virginCommentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Just after returning from his brief pilgrimage to Fatima, Portugal, Pope Francis reflected on the experience, saying that while visiting the site of the apparitions, he felt immersed in the prayer of the faithful “that for one hundred years has flowed there like a river.”

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