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  • Pope sends letter to blind Colombian veteran he met

    Pope sends letter to blind Colombian veteran he met

    When Pope Francis visited a Colombian airbase in September, he greeted soldiers and police officers maimed during the war. When the pope walked by Edwin Restrepo, a retired marine, and shook his hand, the marine asked for the pope’s blessing and asked him to take his military cap. Francis has now sent him a letter saying he held on to the cap during his trip to Colombia because it reminded him of the “sacrifice” and “patriotism” of Colombian soldiers.

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  • ‘Amoris Laetitia’ is built on traditional Thomist morality, pope says

    ‘Amoris Laetitia’ is built on traditional Thomist morality, pope says

    Pope Francis told a group of Jesuits in Colombia that many of the commentaries on his post-synodal apostolic exhortation on the family, ‘Amoris Laetitia,’ are “respectable because they were made by children of God,” but they are “wrong.” To those who maintain that the morality underlying the document is not “a Catholic morality,” the pope said, “I want to repeat clearly that the morality of ‘Amoris Laetitia’ is Thomist.”

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  • Witness of Colombian people a wealth for the church, pope says

    Witness of Colombian people a wealth for the church, pope says

    Recalling Colombia’s tragic 52-year armed conflict, which was responsible for the deaths of more than 220,000 people, Pope Francis said during his general audience that while the country was torn apart, its strong Christian roots “constituted a guarantee of peace, the solid foundation of its reconstruction and the lifeblood of its invincible hope.”

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