Pope Francis during the Holy Mass for the Solemnity of Mary in Saint Peter’s Basilica on January 1, 2022.  Photo: EPA-EFE
Pope Francis during the Holy Mass for the Solemnity of Mary in Saint Peter’s Basilica on January 1, 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE

Violence against women insults God, Pope Francis says in New Year’s speech

  • Francis wove his New Year’s homily around the themes of motherhood and women
  • During an Italian TV programme last month, Francis told a woman who had been beaten by her ex-husband that men who commit violence against women engage in something that is ‘almost satanic’

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Pope Francis during the Holy Mass for the Solemnity of Mary in Saint Peter’s Basilica on January 1, 2022.  Photo: EPA-EFE
Pope Francis during the Holy Mass for the Solemnity of Mary in Saint Peter’s Basilica on January 1, 2022. Photo: EPA-EFE
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