Archbishop Charles Scicluna and Gozo Bishop Mario Grech have touched upon the subjects of terrorism, the protection of life from the moment of conception and migration in their latest pastoral letter, which marks the beginning of the Jubilee of Mercy.
“God shows his mercy by protecting mankind that needs to be sheltered from all things which threaten one’s life and liberty. As people who proclaim this mercy, we are all called upon to safeguard those persons who are most weak and vulnerable, those who mostly require protection.
We should start with the human person from the moment of conception to the point of natural death: we must do our utmost to safeguard life from the very beginning, from the first eight weeks when the human being is an embryo. After eight weeks it carries a different name, but it remains one and the same human being that, when born, is legally recognized as a person. The law protects the human being from the moment of his or her existence; and rightly so, because the law must also be an expression of mercy that safeguards human life, giving particular attention to those that are most vulnerable and therefore require greater protection. “He provides food for all living creatures, for his faithful love endures forever,” the Bishops said.
“God, Father of all, shows his mercy by providing for the livelihood of all his children, created in...
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