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Pope Francis repeated the church's call for a ban on nuclear weapons and all weapons of mass destruction Aug. 9 after reciting the Angelus in St. Peter's Square.
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The world continues to be silent in the face of widespread persecution of Christians and other religious minorities, Pope Francis said.
Ken Hackett, The U.S. ambassador to the Holy See believes Pope Francis is traveling to the United States to challenge the country's people to live up to their ideals.
Pope Francis ended his three-week summer vacation at the evening meeting and prayer Aug. 4 with some 9,000 altar servers.
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Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley said that Planned Parenthood officials' videotaped descriptions of how fetal tissue and organs are procured for researchers during abortions illustrates what Pope Francis calls today's "throwaway culture."
The officials also discuss what the organization charges for the body parts, which opponents of Planned Parenthood said violates federal law and the organization said are customary handling fees paid by research labs.