Pope to pharmacists: Do not become accessories to homicide of abortion

By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — All health care professionals have a right to conscientious objection, just as they have a right to denounce unjust harm inflicted on innocent and defenseless life, Pope Francis said.

When it comes to abortion, “I have been very clear — it is homicide and it is not licit to become complicit,” he told a group of pharmacists and other medical professionals.

The pope’s remarks came during an audience at the Vatican Oct. 14 with about 150 health care professionals attending a national congress sponsored by an Italian association of pharmacists

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Mechanic bags 3 months’ community service for stealing generator

A Sabo-Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State, on Thursday sentenced a 28-year-old mechanic, Rotimi Olowu, to three months of community service for stealing a Tiger power generator.

The Magistrate, Mrs O.Y. Adefope, handed down the sentence following Olowu’s guilty plea.

Adefope, who gave no option of fine, ordered that the convict should clean up the Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court premises every weekday for three months.

The convict, who resides at Gbagada, Lagos State, was arraigned on Sept. 20, on a count charge of stealing.

The prosecutor, Insp Magaji Haruna, had told the court that Olowu committed the offence on Sept.

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New dress code makes students feel more comfortable on campus

The Turlock Unified School Board of Trustees approved an updated version of the district’s dress code at the Board meeting on Oct. 5, allowing students to wear spaghetti straps, crop tops, pajamas and hats to school.

While many students said they are happy to see the dress code changed to allow for more freedom in clothing choices, not all Board members supported the changes.

Board member Mary Jackson voted against the updated dress code.

During the Sept. 21 board meeting, Jackson expressed concern about standards for students being lowered.

“I’m not willing to lower the bar. I’m not comfortable with

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Meghan Markle Wore $384,000 in Jewelry for Time Cover

Meghan Markle appeared on the cover of Time‘s “100 Most Influential People of 2021” issue wearing $384,000 in jewelry, the Daily Mail reports.

The Duchess of Sussex posed for the cover with her husband, Prince Harry. An article by José Andrés, founder of World Central Kitchen, celebrated their charity work.

He wrote: “In a world where everyone has an opinion about people they don’t know, the duke and duchess have compassion for the people they don’t know. They don’t just opine. They run toward the struggle.”

The Daily Mail highlighted each piece of jewelry that Meghan wore, explaining

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Mum demands refund after son’s shoes left in tatters

A furious mum is locked in a dispute with a retail outlet, after demanding a refund on a pair of children’s Kicker shoes.

Dominque Scully, 32, forked out £74 on two pairs of Kickers for her two young tots from the retailer Wnysors World of Shoes after seeing them on an advert.

However, the mum says that her five-year-old Adam’s shoes started to wear with days of him returning back to school in September.

She bought the shoes just before the start of the 2021/22 academic year, reports Stoke-on-Trent Live.

The mum-of-two, from Bradwell in Derbyshire, said: “Adam came out

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New Alo Yoga store now open

A celebrity-favorite brand that aims to create “the best yoga clothing in the world” has opened its first Arizona store.

Alo Yoga’s “Scottsdale Sanctuary” opened on Oct. 19 at Scottsdale Fashion Square with a two-day party to celebrate. The 6,700-square-foot store is located on the first floor, between Burberry and AllSaints, across from Hugo Boss and Tesla. Hours are listed on Alo’s website as 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays.

“Scottsdale Fashion Square’s shopper profile is an ideal fit as we introduce our luxury performance garments to a broader segment of fashion lovers,” Marco DeGeorge, co-founder

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Got a new iPhone 13? Grab these must-have accessories, at under Rs 1,000 each

With the launch of any new iPhone, a series of kidney jokes take over the Internet. For the uninitiated, these jokes basically highlight how buying a new iPhone can be as expensive as getting a human kidney. While these may just be jokes, buying a new iPhone can certainly burn a deep hole in one’s pocket – the latest iPhone series starts at Rs 69,900. And even the slightly older ones are on the pricey side.

So, if you have just bought an iPhone, there is a good chance your pocket will feel considerably lighter after making the purchase. Now,

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Viral Illusion Dress Appears to ‘Cut Body in Half’ in Confusing Video

It might not be the black and blue or white and gold dress illusion of 2015, but this shaping dress has the internet confused.

Influencer @xojem_, whose name is Jemian, shared a video of her trying on a new dress a week ago but the result appeared like she’d managed to suddenly half the size of her waist by simply tying it up.

The video has gained over 300,000 likes in the short amount of time it’s been up, and seemingly baffled everyone who has watched it.

When Jemian takes the side ties of the bodycon dress, her whole body

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Jewelers Predict Lab-Grown Diamonds Will Boom in Popularity

WE ASKED HUNDREDS of retail jewelers, who responded to INSTORE’s 2021 Big Survey, to predict the next breakout jewelry trend.

Some said they don’t have a crystal ball. Others said they don’t follow trends.

But many respondents were willing to take an educated guess, particularly about categories that have already shown strong signs of a surge in sales.

“This is the million-dollar question,” said one. “I would say identity jewelry. Not an ID bracelet, but something that says something about you that you want to broadcast.”


1. Lab-grown diamonds

Overall, though, lab-grown diamonds is the winning category, mentioned

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Michael Jordan’s first shoes go on sale for 1.5 million dollars

It has been over 18 years since Michael Jordan retired from professional basketball, but the hysteria over the Chicago Bulls legend is still as strong as ever. Some hardcore fans still collect any kind of memorabilia from Jordan‘s playing days, with some pieces going for millions – especially shoes.

No collector’s item will ever come close to the first pair of shoes Jordan wore as a professional basketball player, however, and they’re going up for auction on October 24.

The red and white pair of Nike Air Ships are expected to fetch over 1.6 million dollars and are

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