Vatican City, Oct 17, 2018 / 02:22 am
A person may not have killed someone, but if they are angry or have hate toward another person, it is like they have killed him or her in their heart, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
To insult or hate someone, or to have contempt, is a way of "killing the dignity of a person," the pope said Oct. 17.
One may think: "I'm fine because I do not do anything wrong," but he or she is deceiving themselves, he continued. "A mineral or a plant, or the sampietrini stones in the piazza, have this kind of existence, a person – a man or a woman – no."
"More is required of a man or woman," he stated. "Human life needs love."