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Be warry of the Culture of Waste that victimises the unborn, Pope Francis tells members of the Dignitatis Humanae Institute

The Holy Father on Saturday morning received in private audience 200 delegates to the meeting of the Dignitatis Humanae Institute (DHI), also known as the Institute for Human Dignit, in the clementine Hall at the Vatican. The Dignitatis Humanae Institute (DHI), is a Catholic-inspired NGO based in Rome. Its mission is to "protect and promote human dignity based on the truth that man is born in the image and likeness of God."
The primary aim of the DHI is "to promote this vision of authentic human dignity mainly by supporting Christians in public life, assisting them in presenting effective and coherent responses to increasing efforts to silence the Christian voice in the public square.
Addressing the delegates, the Pope warned against a “culture of waste” in which the victims are the unborn, the poor, the elderly, and the disabled. Such a culture leads to a “practical atheism”, he said, whereby man denies that he is made in God’s image and likeness. Rather, he said, if we allow the Word of God to challenge us in our personal and social consciousness, and “allow ourselves to question our ways of thinking and acting, policies, priorities and choices, then things can change.”

One of delegates present at the audience was the president of the International Committee on Human Dignity, Nirj Deva . Listen to his impressions of their encounter with the Holy father. RealAudioMP3


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