Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Benedict XVI: Continue Efforts Against Death Penalty

The Church's work is a service to the integral development of human beings and the society in which they live. These were the words of the Pope today in an address to the bishops of the Philippines, currently visiting the Vatican on their Ad Limina visit. The Church's task of proclamation and witness must be clear and must be able to repeat essential principles, the Pope said, namely the defense of life from conception to natural death, and the integrity of marriage and the family. Benedict XVI urged the bishops of the Philippines to continue in their efforts against the death penalty and in favor of social communications in order to effectively evangelize society. READ MORE

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