Pope speaks of sanctity of life after World Youth Day arrival

Pope speaks of sanctity of life after World Youth Day arrival

[So much for the “Pope Francis Catholic” label for Hillary’s official running-mate, Tim Kaine? Bill in Hillary’s unofficial running-mate. If she is elected, will he be called “First Mate” (instead of “First Gentleman,” which he is definitely not)?]

Natalia Dueholm

KRAKOW, Poland, July 28, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis arrived Wednesday for World Youth Day (WYD) on his first trip to Poland and mentioned, among other things, the sanctity of human life in his remarks to government officials.

“Life must always be welcomed and protected,” Pope Francis said. “These two things go together – welcome and protection, from conception to natural death.”

Pope Francis arrived at Wawel Castle for an official welcoming ceremony that included Polish President Andrzej Duda and wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda, Prime Minister Beata Szydło, Krakow Archbishop Stanislaw Dziwisz and other high-ranking state and Church officials.

Not only did the Holy Father speak about refugees, which appeared to be the main takeaway by the mainstream media, but also about national identity and the dignity of the human person. Largely ignored by the press were his statements about the protection of life from the moment of conception and until natural death. Little mention also was made by the secular media of the Pope’s praise for the Polish government’s pro-family policies.

During his speech in the city where Pope St. John Paul II spent part of his life and is revered, the Vicar of Christ talked about Poland’s “fidelity to tradition and, at the same time, openness to renewal and the future.” He spoke of “the complex phenomenon of migration,” of “those fleeing from wars and hunger” as well as emigration from Poland. He called for respect of the dignity of every person in every sphere of life.

Poland is one of the countries in Central and Eastern Europe that has not complied with the European Union’s proposal for nations to accept their quota of refugees. In light of the recent Muslim extremist attacks in Europe, Poland has assured its citizens that its borders will remain sealed.

“Social policies in support of the family, the primary and fundamental cell of society, assisting underprivileged and poor families, and helping responsibly to welcome life, will thus prove even more effective,” he said.

Polish government officials who will soon vote on an abortion ban proposed by the citizens heard Pope Francis repeat the Church’s stance on abortion. “Life must always be welcomed and protected.” He added that “these two things go together – welcome and protection, from conception to natural death,” and that “All of us are called to respect life and care for it.”

Pope Francis also mentioned that the state and the Church are responsible for helping all those who find themselves in serious difficulty “so that a child will never be seen as a burden but as a gift, and those who are most vulnerable and poor will not be abandoned.”

It is unclear whether the Pope knew beforehand that Poland is implementing a pro-family law established by the ruling Law and Justice party. The 500 Plus program provides a monthly allowance of 500 zł ($135) for every child after the firstborn and is aimed at helping large families. President Duda met privately with the Pope on Wednesday night and said he spoke about it with Francis. Duda told public television channel TVP3 that “the pope was very pleased and said that it was wonderful that this program was being implemented.”

President Duda also mentioned that Pope Francis noted the Polish people’s strong faith because of the country’s traditional model of a multi-generation family. According to Duda, the Pope described Poland as a “country based on tradition.”

As for the youth, which is the focus of the visit, Pope Francis said they “should not simply have to deal with problems, but rather be able to enjoy the beauty of creation, the benefits we can provide, and the hope we can offer.”

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5 comments on “Pope speaks of sanctity of life after World Youth Day arrival

  1. And why wouldn’t the leftist, globalist pro-Islamic and open borders media not talk about a relativist and leftist Bishop of Rome who is promoting Islamic hordes to come into Europe and the West?
    And as for him defending the unborn, Bergoglio talks a good game about defending the unborn, yet his actions say different.
    This is but one example:
    www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/pope-francis-award-to-hollywood-anti-marriage-activists-endangers-the-famil

  2. Pope John Lennon let loose:

    “People may judge you to be dreamers, because you believe in a new humanity, one that rejects hatred between peoples, one that refuses to see borders as barriers and can cherish its own traditions without being self-centered or small-minded,”

    from Pope to young on Poland trip: Believe ‘in a new humanity’

    —————–
    Imagine by John Lennon


    www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOgFZfRVaww

    Imagine there’s no heaven
    It’s easy if you try
    No hell below us
    Above us only sky
    Imagine all the people
    Living for today…

    Imagine there’s no countries
    It isn’t hard to do
    Nothing to kill or die for
    And no religion too
    Imagine all the people
    Living life in peace…

    You may say I’m a dreamer
    But I’m not the only one
    I hope someday you’ll join us
    And the world will be as one

    Imagine no possessions
    I wonder if you can
    No need for greed or hunger
    A brotherhood of man
    Imagine all the people
    Sharing all the world…

    You may say I’m a dreamer
    But I’m not the only one
    I hope someday you’ll join us
    And the world will live as one

    • freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3454899/posts

      Folks on Free Republic caught the Lennon theme, too. Dear God, the scandal! This pope is driving away the people we should be converting!

    • [WYD2016 equivalent to “Imagine”? Hat-tip to Canon212]


      vimeo.com/176911533

      The song of Noa welcomes Pope Francis to Mass

      Aleteia
      July 31, 2016

      Two million[?] pilgrims enjoyed the voice of Noa, whose song greeted Pope Francis as he arrived at the Campus Misericordiae before the final Mass of World Youth Day.

      Noa, an Israeli singer whose full name is Achinoam Nini, sang in English and in Hebrew, words that match very well with Jorge Mario Bergoglio: “Smile, no matter what they tell you. Don’t listen to a word they say. Cause life is beautiful that way…”.

      Smile, without a reason why
      Love, as if you were a child,
      Smile, no matter what they tell you
      Don’t listen to a word they say
      Cause life is beautiful that way.

      Tears, a tidal wave of tears
      Light, that slowly disappears
      Wait, before you close the curtain
      There is still another game to play
      And life is beautiful that way

      Here with his eyes forevermore
      I will always be as close as you
      remember from before
      Now that you’re out there on your own
      Remember what is real and
      what we dream is love alone

      Keep the laughter in you eyes
      Soon your long awaited prize
      We’ll forget about our sorrows
      And think about a brighter day
      Cause life is beautiful that way.

      We’ll forget about our sorrows
      And think about a brighter day,
      Cause life is beautiful that way
      There’s still another game to play
      And life is beautiful that way.

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