01 Jan '18, 12pm

Pope, in year-end message, says 2017 was marred by war and lies

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis in his year-end message said that 2017 had been marred by war, lies and injustice, and he urged people to take responsibility for their actions. At his last public event of the year, an evening vespers service in St Peter's Basilica, the pontiff said that humanity had "wasted and wounded" the year "in many ways with works of death, with lies and injustices". While war was the most obvious sign of "unrepentant and absurd pride", many other transgressions had caused "human, social and environmental degradation". "We must take responsibility for everything before God, our brothers and our creation," he said. While the pope did not mention any specific events from 2017, he had made his voice heard on many of the world's biggest issues over the course of the year. In April, Pope Francis condemned the "unacceptable massacre" of innocent civilians in a ...

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