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In an address to the Vatican Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith (CDF) on January 30, Pope Francis warned of “the modern tendency to judge human life on the basis of utility rather than dignity”, and stressed the need to protect the lives of the smallest and most vulnerable.

He upheld that “a society deserves the title of ‘civilised’… if it recognises the intangible value of human life.”

This stance is supported in Genesis 1 which tells us that after God created the earth, he said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness,” thus granting him (and the woman) a status higher than all the creatures of the earth.

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