While Francis does not believe gay parents can form real families, he offered praise for those heterosexual married couples who have affairs but stay together, praising what he called "the sanctity that forgives all out of love". He lamented how some families choose not to have children, while others conduct prenatal tests to see if their babies have malformations or genetic problems. He added that "today, we do the same thing but with white gloves".
Families should accept children "as God gives them to us", the Pope said.
Francis then pointed to the emphasis placed on marriage preparation in Amoris Laetitia, saying the family "is a handsome adventure and today, I say it with pain, we see that many times we think of starting a family, getting married, as if it were a lottery".
This, he said, is "the murder of children.to get a peaceful life an innocent [person] is sent away.We do the same as the Nazis to maintain the purity of the race, but with white gloves".
Under Nazi eugenics programmes, hundreds of thousands of people were forcibly sterilised and tens of thousands killed in an attempt to "clean" the chain of heredity of those with physical or cognitive disabilities.
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And Brantly Millegan says the custom of saying "God bless you" when someone sneezes dates back to a 6th-century pope.
It comes just weeks after Ireland voted to change its constitution to legalise abortion. The pope said in his official remarks that abortion was "a grave sin, since it puts an end to an innocent life", but "there is no sin that God's mercy can not reach and wipe away when it finds a repentant heart seeking to be reconciled with the Father".
In his stance against abortion, Pope Francis has followed in the footsteps of his predecessors.
He has frequently criticised how the sick, the poor, the elderly and the unborn are considered unworthy of protection and dignity by a society that prizes instead individual prowess.
Pope Francis earlier decried how women are often considered part of this 'throw-away culture, ' sometimes forced to prostitute themselves.