Pope giving his angelus speech

Pope speaks of modern martyrs during St Stephen’s day Angelus

Today at the Vatican, Pope Francis celebrated what he called the Catholic Church’s new martyrs on the feast day of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr. During his Angelus prayer, the Pope acknowledged the ongoing sacrifice of many for the Church, emphasising the fruitful nature of their dedication.

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Abortion and euthanasia referendums

Abortion and euthanasia key topics in Italy and San Marino

On Sunday, the people of San Marino voted to decriminalise abortion. The Yes vote received 77.28% of the vote. Petition for referendum on euthanasia in Italy has a million signatures already. In the Vatican City, the Pope decried abortion and euthanasia as being part of a culture of waste and death.

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