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Pope condemns gender confirmation surgery for transgender people

Pope condemns gender confirmation surgery for transgender people

Pope Francis offered several reflections for the academy's consideration of humanity's relationship with technology, particularly in a culture he described as egocentric and "obsessively centred on the sovereignty of man - as a species and as individuals - in relation to all of reality".

The Jesuit priest told attendees that Amoris Laetitia, the Pope's 2016 teaching on marriage and family, recognizes that people living in "irregular" family situations, such as the divorced and remarried living in adultery, "can be living in God's grace, can love and can also grow in a life of grace".

The Vatican has yet to respond to the latest remarks by Cardinal Zen, and The Epoch Times' repeated phone calls to the Vatican's Press Office to request for comment have not been answered.

Otherwise, the church in China would be forced to choose between them and if the church chooses the Holy See, he said, this would be intolerable to the Chinese government. I remember a dear parishioner - who has now passed to the Lord - who participated in the Legion of Mary's weekly door-to-door evangelization; he always carried a Bible and a catechism.

However, at times proclaiming hope may come at the price of one's own life, as it did for the disciples, the pope said.

Francis met with participants of a Catholic Church-backed international conference on fighting child pornography and protecting children in the digital age.

Compassion for children and the elderly is also crucial, the Pope said, because there are "areas of the soul and of human sensitivity that demand to be heard and acknowledged, guarded and appreciated, by individuals and by the community".

"The infantilization of the laity has its historical roots in a view of lay-people as objects of clerical control: pay, pray and obey, or as Pius X notes in [the 1906 encyclical] Vehementer Nos, 'the right of the laity is to allow itself to be led, ' " she said.

The Vatican in 2013 criminalized child porn possession, distribution and production, with sanctions varying from up to two years and a 10,000-euro fine ($11,170) to 12 years and a 250,000-euro fine.

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During the closing of an international congress on the subject, the Supreme Pontiff warned about the dangers of the digital world and the need to make every effort to preserve the dignity of children.

Pope Francis spoke to participants in the Synod of the Chaldean Catholic Church, which is taking place from Oct. 4-8 in Rome, and comes on the tails of a recent Aid to the Church in Need conference on rebuilding towns and villages on the Nineveh Plains, during which Patriarch Luis Rafael Sako, Chaldean Patriarch of Baghdad, was a keynote speaker.

"We embrace the vision of an internet accessible by all people".

Although real scientific and technological progress should "inspire more humane policies", the Pope said that men, women and children today suffer "with bitterness and sorrow from the false promises of technocratic materialism".

The catechism is a great gift and marvelous work.

—Faith leaders, governments and civil society to increase awareness about the problem. "We must ensure that all children have safe access to the internet to enhance their education, communications and connections". "They should be the target of this summit".

"These people must be accompanied as Jesus accompanied them", he said.

The priest also interpreted the case of Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin, the auxiliary bishop of Shanghai, in the light of this "healthy realism". Sin, the Pope said, ruins the heart, life and the soul by weakening and making it ill.

"This image helps us understand that formation is not resolved by cultural review or the odd sporadic local initiative". I remember Cardinal Francis Arinze saying that each day, he would read one or two paragraphs, or a brief section, and meditate on the teaching.