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Pope Francis has asked Catholics across Britain to protect the right to life. In a special message for the annual Day for Life which is marked this Sunday (27 July) in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland, the Pope encourages young Catholics in particular to “combat the culture of death” by working to ensure legislation that respects life and to strive to bring Christ’s “life-giving balm” to the poor and vulnerable in society.Day for Life is a day dedicated to...
Jorge Mario Bergoglio was born in Buenos Aires on 17 December 1936. He was the eldest of five children to Italian immigrants, Regina María Sívori and Mario José Bergoglio. After being educated by the Salesians in the city of Ramos Mejía, he went to a technical school in Buenos Aires, where he qualified as a chemical technician.The feast of St Matthew – 21 September – became a turning point in the life of the young Argentinian. Aged 17, Jorge Mario went to confession and became...