Pope Francis greets Peter Lombardi, 12, of Columbus, Ohio, after the boy rode in the popemobile during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 28. Receiving a kiss from the pope was a wish come true for Peter, who has Down syndrome and has survived leukemia. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
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"Last century, the whole world was scandalized by what the Nazis did to purify the race. Today, we do the same thing but with white gloves," Pope Francis said.
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Bishop Sheldon J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana, chairman of the bishop's Ad Hoc Committee on Racism, said during the bishops' spring general assembly June 14 that the document would reflect recommendations from the various audiences that have reviewed drafts of the document.
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Pope Francis reaffirmed how important work and making a living are for each person, but he noted how so many are still excluded from today's "economic progress" and are, therefore, deprived of future prospects and hope.
Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta speaks during a press conference accompanied in Santiago, Chile, June 12. He is accompanied by Father Jordi Bertomeu Farnos, right, an official of the Vatican’s doctrinal congregation. (CNS photo/Alberto Valdes, EPA) 
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Archbishop Charles Scicluna said his mission to the country was a sign of Pope Francis’ closeness to the local church.
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World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma brought his Concert for Peace to St. Sabina Church for the second time, featuring original works written with family members who lost loved ones to gun violence, as a tribute to the people who died.
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James Martin, S.J.June 15, 2018
The Bible should not be used to justify sin.