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Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Oct. 3, 2021. Vatican Media/CNA

Greatness Not Found in Self-sufficiency But in “placing all our hope in the Father”: Pope

Pope Francis said that recognizing one’s own frailty allows for the possibility to discover that true strength comes from placing all one’s hope in the Lord.

Pope Francis addresses participants in the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, Sept. 27, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Decries Abortion and Euthanasia as Treating Human Life Like "waste"

“Is it right to hire a hitman to solve a problem? That’s what abortion is,” the pope said.

Catherine Njore, founder of Kenya's Linda Vijana Initiative (LVI) / Linda Vijana Initiative/Catherine Njore

This is a Spiritual Warfare, Kenyan Pro-lifer on Abortion, Youth Challenges

The war against sexual immorality, abortion, and other youth challenges has a spiritual dimension, a Kenyan Pro-Life advocate has said, noting that powerful multinational companies that promote the vices “are desperate” to lead young people astray.

Pope Francis in the apostolic library on Dec. 9, 2020. Credit: Vatican News/CNA.

We Need Unity in the Catholic Church, Society, and Nations: Pope Francis

In the face of political discord and self-interest, we have an obligation to promote unity, peace, and the common good in society and in the Catholic Church, Pope Francis said Sunday.

Francesca DiGiovanni, an undersecretary for multilateral affairs in the Vatican Secretariat of State. Screengrab from Holy See UN YouTube channel.

Women Deserve Better than Abortion, Vatican Official Tells United Nations

A female Vatican official told the United Nations Thursday that resources that could be invested in basic healthcare, nutrition, and sanitation for impoverished women are instead allotted to reproductive health and “so-called new rights.”

Pope Francis records a video message delivered to the United Nations Sept. 25, 2020. Screengrab: Holy See UN.

In UN message, Pope Francis Decries Abortion and Family Breakdown

Pope Francis told the United Nations Friday that denying the existence of human life in the womb through abortion does not solve problems.

Charles Kanjema, Chairman Kenya Christian Professionals Forum (KCPF) during Friday's press conference in Kenya's capital Nairobi.

Majority of Kenyans Opposed to Legalization of Abortion, Homosexuality, Study Shows

A study commissioned by the Kenya Christian Professionals Forum (KCPF) to assess citizens’ perception of abortion has established that majority of people in the East African nation are opposed to attempts to legalize termination of pregnancy. 

Pope Francis talks at the Vatican Jan. 24, 2020, with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. Credit: EWTN-CNA Photo/Daniel Ibáñez/Vatican Pool

VP Pence and Pope Francis discuss US Pro-life Movement During Vatican Meeting

As the March for Life got underway in Washington, DC, Pope Francis and Vice President Mike Pence met in the Vatican Friday to discuss the Church's commitment to the pro-life movement.

Mifepristone and Misoprostol, drugs being used in by US-based Company Gynuity to test Chemical Abortion on Women in Burkina Faso

A U.S. Company Testing Chemical Abortion on Women in Africa: What We Know

After research initiatives on the effectiveness of abortion-inducing tablets for women who are at least 12 weeks pregnant failed to take off in the U.S., a research organization based in the same country decided, a couple of years ago, to cross several borders to the West African country of Burkina Faso to conduct the study, testing chemical abortion on women with limited resources, ACI Africa has established.

Life Runners Team members in Liberia / Stephen Karfiah

“Developed countries advancing abortion agenda in Africa,” A Pro-Life Movement Concerned

At a time when Christian professionals including Catholic leaders in Kenya and beyond have mounted a campaign against the planned November 13-15 United Nations’ 25th International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) that will be advocating for “universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights” among other pro-choice agenda, a leader of a pro-life movement in Africa has identified abortion as the biggest challenge facing the initiatives of the pro-life movement on the continent.

Dr. Mohammed Jamal Belkeziz leaves the prison in Sale, Morocco, Oct. 16, 2019. He was pardoned after being sentenced to jail for performing an abortion. Credit: Fadel Senna/AFP via Getty Images.

Moroccan King Pardons Woman Who Procured Abortion, Those Who Participated

Morocco's king pardoned Wednesday a journalist, her fiance, and the medical team who last month were found guilty of procuring and performing an abortion. The country's penal code bars abortion except in cases when the mother's life is endangered.

Doctor in white medical gown walking through the hospital lobby in village in Africa. Via Shutterstock

Pro-lifers Condemn Clinical Testing of Chemical Abortions on African Women

Pro-life advocates have condemend clinical testing of second trimester chemical abortions on women in West Africa.

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Abortion groups in South Africa can't find doctors willing to perform abortions

Despite efforts by abortion advocates to expand the number of abortion clinics in South Africa, doctors in the country are largely unwilling to perform the procedure.