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Pope Francis’ Top 5 Justice Quotes From World Youth Day

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A great post summarizing the encouragement Pope Francis gives us to work with the poor.


One of the most powerful themes of Pope Francis’ pontificate has been the importance of working for social justice. His emphasis on Catholic Social Teaching continued at World Youth Day— he seemed to talk about it at every public appearance. Here are five fantastic quotes from his visit to Rio:

1) While at a slum on the outskirts of Rio (emphasis mine): 

I would like to make an appeal to those in possession of greater resources, to public authorities and to all people of good will who are working for social justice: never tire of working for a more just world, marked by greater solidarity! No one can remain insensitive to the inequalities that persist in the world!  Everybody, according to his or her particular opportunities and responsibilities, should be able to make a personal contribution to putting an end to so many social injustices.  The culture of…

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