Human rights are not government concessions, Pope tells jurists
December 10, 2021
CWN Editor's Note: “Recognizing rights in principle and guaranteeing them in practice, protecting the weakest, is what makes us human,” Pope Francis said in a December 10 address to members of the Union of Italian Catholic Jurists.
The Pontiff reminded his audience that “the recognition of the rights of the weakest does not derive from a government concession.” He said that Catholic jurists must “firmly proclaim those rights that derive from the recognition of human dignity.”
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