Religion: THE POPE SPEAKS

Communication. "Away with the barriers! Break down the barbed-wire fences! Let each people be free to know the life of the other people; let that segregation of some countries from the rest of the civilized world, so dangerous to peace, be abolished."

Families. "Amidst the most damaging aberrations of modern pagans is the opinion of those who define fecundity as a social evil." Enumerating the blessings of having many children, the Pope added: "No sooner are the happy pilgrimages to the baptismal font ended than the bright series of first communions and confirmations begins, and when the smallest brother puts away his...

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