“Open Your Hearts to Life” Video Honors Pope Francis’ Pro-Life Outreach

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 22, 2013   |   6:42PM   |   Washington, DC

The U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops has produced a new video honoring the pro-life spirit and mission Pope Francis has had thus far since becoming the leader of the Catholic Church.

“Open Your Hearts to Life! Pope Francis reaches out to the weakest and most vulnerable — “masterpieces of God’s creation” — in his Day for Life greeting,” the USCCB says about the video.

Earlier this week, after Pope Francis blessed a disabled man who suffered from growths all over his head and body, the leader of the Catholic Church took the time to bless a severely disfigured man without a face.



The disabled man who made international headlines after Pope Francis blessed him was greatly appreciative of the Pope taking his time to bless him. Now, Pope Francis paused during his weekly audience to greet another disfigured person, showing his sensitivity to the dignity and worth of human life no matter what physical conditions they face.

Pope Francis stopped to speak to and hug the man who lacked facial features.