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Defend Life Like the Good Samaritan, Pope Urges Pro-Lifers

Last edited 8th November 2015

Defend Life Like the Good Samaritan, Pope Urges Pro-Lifers

Pope Francis has urged Christians to follow the example of the Good Samaritan in helping the defenceless who are attacked by those who steal “not only their possessions but also their dignity”.

“For Christ’s disciples, helping wounded human life means to encounter people who are in need, to stand by their side, take care of their frailty and their pain, so that they can recover,” the Pope said.

“These people, wounded in body and spirit, are the icon of that man in the Gospel who, walking on the road from Jerusalem to Jericho, was caught by thieves who robbed and beat him.”

The Pope made the remarks during an audience with members of Italy’s pro-life movements. He thanked them for their efforts in imitating the Good Samaritan in defending “life from conception to its natural end”.


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