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Do not accept 'unjust' laws, pope says

Abortion not a 'right' but an 'injustice'

01 April, 15:13
Do not accept 'unjust' laws, pope says (ANSA) - Vatican City, April 1 - Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday told Catholics not to accept "injustices" which have been turned into law, first among these abortion.

In celebrating Holy Thursday Mass in St Peter's, the pope said that "Christians, as good citizens, respect the law and do what is just and good. They also refuse to accept laws which guarantee what is not a right but an injustice".

Christians martyrs, he observed, "refused to accept injustice, to participate in idolatry, to worship the emperor, to bow down before falsehood and adore individual people and their power".

"Today it is important for Christians to obey the law, which is the foundation of peace. But it is also important for Christians to not accept injustices which have been raised to the level of a law, for example when it allows the murder of innocent unborn children," the pope said.

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