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Pope urges more understanding for homosexuality and divorce

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Pope Francis on Thursday urged "mercy" for homosexuals, divorced people and women who have abortions, saying the Catholic Church had to show understanding for the real conditions of people's lives. 

Pope Francis waves after his general audience in St Peter's square at the Vatican on September 18, 2013.

"We must find a new balance, otherwise the Church's whole moral edifice risks collapsing like a house of cards," he said in his first interview since taking over as the head of the Catholic Church.

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