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Pope Francis: Civilization’s Progress Is Measured by Its Ability to Protect Life


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Source:
Vatican News
Type:
Media/Opinion
Date:
5/30/2015

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ABSTRACT Pope Francis: Civilization’s Progress Is Measured by Its Ability to Protect Life English Español Français Italiano Português Google Facebook Twitter Youtube RSS Flickr Instagram Fides News Agency L’Osservatore Romano Press Office VIS Vatican Radio CTV From the Pope Pope Francis: Civilization’s Progress Is Measured by Its Ability to Protect Life Print 2015-05-30 Vatican Radio “The degree of progress of a civilization is measured by its ability to protect life, especially in its most fragile stages.” These were the words of Pope Francis during an audience with the Science and Life Association, who are celebrating their 10th anniversary. Listen to Junno Arocho's report: The Holy Father began by thanking them for their service in promoting the protection of human life in a society marked by the negative logic of discarding.” “The love of Christ urges us to become servants of the small ones and the elderly, of every man and every woman, through which the primordial right to life is recognized and protected,” he said. The Pope encouraged the association to keep their gaze fixed on the sacredness of life and the human person, “so that science may truly be at the service of man, and not man at the service of science.” Continuing his address, Pope Francis s.......