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Challenge the culture of death in all its forms

It is possible to speak in a certain sense of a war of the powerful against the weak - Pope John Paul II

Pope St John Paul II, in his powerful encyclical letter Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life), challengingly said “How can we fail to consider the violence against life done to millions of human beings, especially children, who are forced into poverty, malnutrition and hunger because of an unjust distribution of resources between peoples and between social classes?

“And what of violence inherent not only in wars as such, but in the scandalous arms trade, which spawns the many armed conflicts which stain our world with blood? What of the spreading of death caused by reckless tampering with the world’s ecological balance?”

St John Paul II then linked these deadly affronts against life to the lethal attacks upon human beings at life’s earliest and final stages—through abortion, infanticide, euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide.

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