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  • Parolin says “urgency of finding peace” key aim of visit to Russia

    Parolin says “urgency of finding peace” key aim of visit to Russia

    Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, will have to navigate difficult waters with both the Kremlin and the Russian Orthodox Church during his upcoming visit to Moscow. Although the purpose of the visit has nothing to do with planning a trip to Russia by Pope Francis, the cardinal said he hopes “nonetheless, with God’s help, that it may offer some contribution in this direction.”

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  • Pope Francis: Jesus embraces “the outcast, the untouchables”

    Pope Francis: Jesus embraces “the outcast, the untouchables”

    “I believe that many Catholics believe themselves to be perfect and despise others. This is sad,” the pope said in an off-the-cuff remark during his weekly general audience. “We who are used to experiencing the forgiveness of sins, perhaps a little too ‘cheaply’, should sometimes remember how much we cost the love of God.”

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  • Pope tells Belgian Brothers of Charity no more euthanasia for patients

    Pope tells Belgian Brothers of Charity no more euthanasia for patients

    The Brothers of Charity, which runs 15 centers for psychiatric patients across Belgium, formally implemented its euthanasia policy in June, just weeks after the bishops declared they would not accept euthanasia in Catholic institutions. About 12 psychiatric patients in their care are believed to have asked for euthanasia over the past year, with two transferred elsewhere to receive the injections to end their lives.

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