Pope's quotes: Equal rights

A quote from Pope Francis:

“The witness of the social dignity of marriage will become persuasive, the witness of reciprocity between husband and wife, of complementarity. …  And as Christians we must become more demanding in this respect. For example, in decisively supporting equal pay for equal work: inequality is a scandal. Why is it taken for granted that women should earn less than men? No! They have the same rights. At the same time, the maternity of women and the paternity of men should be recognised as a richness that remains valid, especially for the benefit of children. Equally, the virtue of hospitality in Christian families today retains a crucial importance, especially in situations of poverty, degradation and domestic violence.”

-- General audience, April 29, 2015

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