Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Pope Francis: appeal for good governance, human rights

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.”

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