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Pope notes link between fight against corruption, quest for human rights

December 07, 2016

At the conclusion of his regular weekly public audience on December 7, Pope Francis called attention to two days designated by the UN for special observances: the International Anti-Corruption Day on December 9 and Human Rights Day on December 10. He said:

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. May the Lord sustain us in this twofold commitment.


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