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Vatican Weekend Feature Program for February 3rd, 2018

Listen to our half-hour Feature Program that includes coverge of the papal general audience, Ireland's upcoming abortion referendum, Artificial Intelligence and religious intolerance.

By Susy Hodges

We have a report on Pope Francis’ general audience where he said the Word of God at Mass should not be replaced by referring to or reading from a newspaper article or similar., a leading Irish Bishop talks about the implications of the government’s decision to hold a referendum that could remove the protection for the rights of the unborn child., we explore the perils and the possibilities posed by Artificial Intelligence in the wake of the Pope's latest remarks on this issue, plus a British Minister of State speaks to us about the threat posed by growing religious discrimination and other forms of intolerance.

01 February 2018, 17:05