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Pope: Corruption is "a form of blasphemy" that "gives birth to the culture of death"
Francis has written the preface to a book that is an interview with Card. Tukson titled "Corrosion". Today, even just "imagining the future" is a very difficult undertaking, corruption even undermines the "hope" that an improvement is possible.
07/12/2016 12:27:00 VATICAN
Pope: "I hope God is with me", walking beside me
Francis began a series of catechesis dedicated to Christian hope, "that never disappoints." Appeals for days against corruption and human rights, "two realities closely linked: corruption is the downside to fight"; "Human rights are the positive aspect, to promote."
Pope for the abolition of the death penalty, against life in prison, a "concealed death penalty"
In a speech before a delegation of the International Association of Penal Law, Francis expressed his opposition to pre-trial detention "when it abusively anticipates imprisonment before conviction". Slavery is not just "treason against humanity;" is a crime that cannot be committed "without the complicity, by commission or omission, of states." For the pontiff, "Corruption is an evil greater than sin."
Pope urges young people to read the Bible, not as a “literary masterpiece,” but as a book in which “God speaks"
Francis wrote the preface to an edition of the Bible for young people that includes their comments. “[T]oday even more than in the early Church, Christians are persecuted.” For him, “the Bible is an extremely dangerous book. It is so dangerous that in some countries those who own a Bible are treated as if they were hiding hand grenades in a closet!”
02/12/2013 IRAQ - VATICAN
Mar Sako: the Pope in Iraq is a "necessity" for Christians hoping in a Syria-like "miracle"
The Chaldean Patriarch testifies to the "need" for solidarity and closeness to Iraq's Christian community. Muslims appreciate the Pope Francis' "symbolic gestures ", which enhance his "prophetic character". For Mar Sako, the Christian presence in the Middle East is "essential" and its "identity" must be preserved. The ordination of a priest and six new deacons are source of hope in this time of Advent.
Pope: "We are all sinners," but "the problem is not that we're sinners but that we don’t repent”, the problem is “being corrupt”
During Mass this morning, Francis speaks of Peter who was “formed" by Jesus. Peter was great not because he was “good but because he was noble, he had a noble heart”. The importance of being open to encounter with the Lord: “He always seeks us, He is always close to us".
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