Pope’s quotes: Don’t forget the children

A quote from Pope Francis:

“Those who have the task of governing and educating -- indeed, I would say, all adults -- are responsible for children, and everyone must do what he can to change this situation. I refer to the passion of children. Every marginalized, abandoned child, living on the streets by begging or by any other expedient, without schooling, without medical care, is a cry lifted up to God and an accusation against the system we have constructed.

… However, none of these children are forgotten by the Father in Heaven. None of their tears are in vain. And our responsibility must not be forgotten either, the social responsibility of persons and countries.”

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-- General audience, April 8, 2015

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