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Victims always come first, Pope tells trafficking summit

Jun 5, 2016 - 12:03 am .- Pope Francis asked judges, prosecutors and magistrates gathered at the Vatican for a summit on human trafficking this week to remember that the victims always come first.

Do mercy and justice contradict each other? Pope Francis says no

Feb 3, 2016 - 04:02 am .- When God is described in the Bible as being both merciful and just it can seem like an identity crisis, however Pope Francis said it’s the opposite: rather than contradicting each other, the two actually go hand in hand.

In Tuscany, Pope Francis says proximity overcomes indifference

Nov 10, 2015 - 02:58 am .- Pope Francis today traveled to the Tuscan city of Prato, where he told the city’s labor force – many Chinese immigrants – to be courageous in fighting corruption and indifference, and to work toward a culture of inclusion.

Defend others before the Father, Pope Francis urges

Jun 23, 2014 - 09:12 am .- In his daily homily Pope Francis warned that those who judge others are “obsessed” and far from God, stating that in order to be close we must defend others rather than hastily accuse them.

Vatican is the 'oil' keeping Bethlehem's star lit, mayor observes

May 29, 2014 - 08:01 am .- The first woman mayor of the town where Jesus was born referred to the strong connection they have with the Vatican, explaining that the recent visit of Pope Francis is an opportunity to work for justice.

Crowds in DC urged to continue work of Martin Luther King

Aug 28, 2013 - 05:50 pm .- Thousands of people gathered in downtown Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s now-famous “I Have a Dream Speech.”

Bishop urges US to respect rights of Guantanamo detainees

Jun 26, 2013 - 12:03 am .- The U.S. bishops’ international justice head told the U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel that detainees held on terrorism charges at Guantanamo Bay deserve a just trial and should not be held indefinitely.

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