A quote from Pope Francis:
"Some people behave in relation to corruption as they would with drugs: they think they can take it and leave it as they please. They start with something minor: a kickback here, a bribe there … And between this and that they gradually lose their freedom. Corruption too causes dependency, and generates poverty, exploitation and suffering. How many victims of corruption there are in the world today! So many victims of this widespread corruption. However, when we try to follow the logic of the Gospel fully, we become artisans of justice and open up horizons of hope for humanity. In gratuity and in the giving of ourselves to our brothers we serve the right master: God."
— Angelus, Sept. 18, 2016
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