In the major teaching document, called an apostolic exhortation, Francis also encourages Catholics to reach for holiness in daily life, urging the faithful to become “the saint next door.” The 100-page booklet is titled “Rejoice and Be Glad; On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World.”
“Some Catholics consider it (the situation of migrants) a secondary issue compared to the ‘grave’ bioethical questions,” he writes.
To do so, the Pope says, is like “a politician looking for votes.”
A Christian, Francis says, should “stand in the shoes of those brothers and sisters of ours who risk their lives to offer a future to their children.”
“Our defense of the innocent unborn, for example, needs to be clear, firm and passionate,” the Pope writes.
“Equally sacred, however, are the lives of the poor, those already born, the destitute, the abandoned and the underprivileged…” he adds.
Pope Francis has previously criticized those who he claimed are “obsessed” with the issues of abortion and homosexuality.
“It’s not necessary to talk about these issues all the time,” he said in a 2013 interview.
On Saturday, a group of those conservative Catholics — led by Cardinal Raymond Burke, one of Francis’ principal critics — held a conference in Rome discussing the limits of papal authority, heresy and doctrine.
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Publish Date : 9 April 2018 | 2:29 pm