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Pope: Elderly, sick, unborn, poor are 'masterpieces of God's creation'

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As Great Britain and Ireland debate right-to-life issues in current health care policies and legislation, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics there to uphold "the inestimable value of all human life."

"Even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor are masterpieces of God's creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect," the pope said.

Papal menu planners try to keep it simple yet sweet for World Youth Day

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Sweet and simple: that's the menu plan for Pope Francis when he stays at a church-run residence during his visit to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day.

However, Good Counsel Sr. Terezinha Fernandes, who is in charge of the kitchen at the Sumare Residence, said when she was dreaming up the dishes, "I had to hold myself back" to not let the table fare get too fancy.

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