Pope's quotes: Solutions to conflicts

A quote from Pope Francis:

“We cannot deny that many interests today prevent solutions to conflicts, and that military, economic and geopolitical strategies displaced persons and peoples and impose the god of money, the god of power. At the same time, humanitarian efforts are frequently conditioned by commercial and ideological constraints.

For this reason, what is needed today is a renewed commitment to protect each person in their daily life and to protect their dignity and human rights, their security and their comprehensive needs. At the same time, it is necessary to preserve freedom and the social and cultural identity of peoples; without this leading to instances of isolation, it should also favor cooperation, dialogue, and especially peace.”

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-- Letter to United Nations on occasion of First World Humanitarian Summit, May 23, 2016

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