us pray for peace, and let us bring it about, starting in
our own homes!"
rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression or
assassination, but also by unfair economic structures that
creates huge inequalities.
man, every woman who has to take up the service of government,
must ask themselves two questions: 'Do I love my people
in order to serve them better? Am I humble and do I listen
to everybody, to diverse opinions in order to choose the
best path?' If you don't ask those questions, your governance
will not be good.
must restore hope to young people, help the old, be open
to the future, spread love. Be poor among the poor. We need
to include the excluded and preach peace.
have observed that, in society and the world in which we
live, selfishness has increased more than love for others,
and that men of good will must work, each with his own strengths
and expertise, to ensure that love for others increases
until it is equal and possibly exceeds love for oneself.
someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good
will, who am I to judge? We shouldn't marginalise people
for this. They must be integrated into society.
is important: to get to know people, listen, expand the
circle of ideas. The world is crisscrossed by roads that
come closer together and move apart, but the important thing
is that they lead towards the Good.
days there is a lot of poverty in the world, and that's
a scandal when we have so many riches and resources to give
to everyone. We all have to think about how we can become
a little poorer.
all have the duty to do good.
has to serve, not to rule.
is a need for financial reform along ethical lines that
would produce in its turn an economic reform to benefit
everyone. This would nevertheless require a courageous change
of attitude on the part of political leaders.
investments in banks fall, it is a tragedy, and people say,
'What are we going to do?' but if people die of hunger,
have nothing to eat or suffer from poor health, that's nothing.”