Vatican City, Aug 22, 2023 / 07:20 am
Pope Francis on Monday decried the increasing influence of “a misguided notion of human nature and of the human person.”
“A notion,” he continued in the speech to lawyers from the Council of Europe on Aug. 21, “that weakens their protection and gradually opens the door to grave abuses under the semblance of good.”
Speaking at the Vatican, the pope addressed the lawyers, delegates of the Council of Europe member countries who signed the 2022 Vienna Declaration in Support of the Rule of Law.
He thanked the legal professionals for defending the rule of law against “the slightest exceptions, including in times of crisis.”