A quote from Pope Francis:
“In the poorest countries, and also in the peripheral areas of the richest, there are many people who are weary and exhausted under the unbearable weight of abandonment and indifference. Indifference: how much damage human indifference causes to those in need! And the indifference of Christians is worse. At the margins of society there are many men and women who are sorely tested by poverty, but also by dissatisfaction and frustration. Many are compelled to emigrate at risk of their own lives. Many more every day bear the weight of an economic system that exploits man and imposes an unbearable ‘yoke’ upon them that the privileged few do not want to carry. To each of these sons of the Father who is in heaven, Jesus says, ‘Come to me, all of you.’ “
-- Angelus, St. Peter’s Square, July 6, 2014
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