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World problems have human faces, Pope tells university students

March 17, 2016

The world's most pressing problems "are not faceless," Pope Francis observed in a March 17 talk to students participating in an international meeting of the Model UN.

The Pope told his audience of 3,000 university students that their experience in the international forum should give them an appreciation for the diversity of the world's peoples and the "structures of cooperation and solidarity which have been forged by the intenrational community over many years." He encouraged them to see the diversity of backgrounds within their group, and to recognize that the strength of a community lies in the willingness to help one another.

Pope Francis also asked the Model UN participants to take note of "the commitment of the Catholic Church to serving the needs of the poor and refugees, to strengthening the family and communities, and to protecting the inalienable dignity and rights of each member of our human family."

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