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Appeal against corruption and in favour of human rights, 07.12.2016

Following today’s catechesis, the Holy Father recalled that two important days promoted by the United Nations will take place shortly: one against corruption, on 9 December, and the other for human rights, on 10 December. “They are two closely linked issues”, he explained. “Corruption is the negative aspect to be combated, starting from personal conscience and keeping watch over the areas of public life, especially those most at risk; human rights are the positive aspect, to be promoted with ever greater decisiveness, so that no-one is excluded from the effective recognition of the fundamental rights of the human person. May the Lord support us in this dual commitment”.