Pope Francis on Wednesday drew attention during his General Audience to two commemorations being promoted by the United Nations in the coming days.
The International Anti-Corruption Day is on 9 December and Human Rights
Day is observed on 10 December.
“These two realities are closely linked: Corruption is the negative
aspect against which we must fight, starting with individual consciences
and keeping a watchful eye on areas of civil life, especially on those
most exposed to risk; Human rights are the positive aspect to staunchly
and tirelessly promote, in order that no one be excluded from effective
recognition of the fundamental rights of the human person,” – Pope
Francis said – “May the Lord sustain us in this twofold commitment.”