Monthly Archives: November 2014

Pope Francis address to the Council of Europe

Mr Secretary General, Madame President Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen: I am happy to address this solemn session which brings together a significant representation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, representatives of member States, the Judges of … Continue reading

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Pope Francis address to European Parliament at Strasbourg

Mr President and Vice Presidents, Members of the European Parliament, All associated with the work of this Institution, Dear Friends, I thank you for inviting me to address this institution which is fundamental to the life of the European Union, … Continue reading

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In full: Lord Sacks speech that brought Vatican conference to its feet

[From Austen Ivereigh in Rome] Among many speeches yesterday following¬†Pope Francis’s address to the Humanum colloquium on complementarity, that of Lord Jonathan Sacks, the former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, was the standout, bringing the audience of 300 in … Continue reading

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Francis deplores ‘false compassion’ of abortion and euthanasia

Vatican Radio has released a translation of Pope Francis’s remarks Saturday to the Association of Italian Catholic doctors. In it he praises them for “implementing the teaching of the Magisterium of the Church in the field of medical ethics”, and … Continue reading

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Pope Francis to Humanum conference: family crisis is ‘ecological’

[From Austen Ivereigh in Rome] The breakdown¬†of marriage and family under the weight of a “culture of the provisional” has led to an “ecological” crisis in society, Pope Francis today told participants in an international Vatican conference this morning. He … Continue reading

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