Vatican City, Aug 12, 2020 / 04:00 am
Pope Francis said Wednesday that Christian faith demands conversion from individualism and a commitment to defending the inherent dignity of every person.
"While we work for the cure of a virus that affects everyone without distinction, faith urges us to work seriously and actively to fight indifference in the face of violations of human dignity," Pope Francis said Aug. 12.
"We want to recognize the human dignity in every person, whatever his or her race, language or condition might be," the pope said at his general audience.
Speaking via livestream from the library of the Vatican's apostolic palace, Pope Francis emphasized that this "renewed awareness of the dignity of every human being has serious social, economic and political implications."