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Pope condemns 'homicidal madness' which misuses God's name to kill
Pope condemns 'homicidal madness' which misuses God's name to kill

Pope Francis has called on people of every religious tradition to join in condemning the misuse of God's name to justify acts of violence. Speaking in the Apostolic Palace to the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See during the traditional exchange of New Year's greetings, on Monday, Pope Francis said: "One can never kill in God's name," adding that the world is, "dealing with a homicidal madness which misuses God's name in order to disseminate death, in a play for domination and power." The Pope continued: "Fundamentalist terrorism is the fruit of a profound spiritual poverty,

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Pope Francis: International community must take concrete steps for peace
Pope Francis: International community must take concrete steps for peace

Pope Francis has called on the international community to take concrete steps to bring about peace and to protect all those who are victims of war and persecution. In a wide-ranging discourse to members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See, the Pope touched on a series of urgent issues which – he said - derive from a culture of rejection “which severs the deepest and most authentic human bonds, leading to a breakdown of society and spawning violence and death”.

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Pope urges diplomats to strive for culture of dialogue and respect
Pope urges diplomats to strive for culture of dialogue and respect
Dialogue, diplomacy and respect for human dignity must be the key to resolving national and international conflicts: that was the message Pope Francis gave to the more than 180 ambassadors accredited to the Holy See, who gathered yesterday for the traditional New Year greetings to the diplomatic corps. Speaking in Italian to the ambassadors, Pope Francis reiterated that a spirit of fraternity, as the foundation for peace, should be learned first within the family. The message of the Christmas Crib, he said, shows the Holy Family, “not alone and isolated
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Pope encourages new diplomats to think globally
Pope encourages new diplomats to think globally
During his welcoming speech to twelve new diplomats to the Holy See on Wednesday, Pope Benedict advised them to see that humanity's growing interdependence in the era of globalisation means "we are all responsible for everything".."Humanity today must strive towards the goal of integral human development", he said.
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