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At Conclusion of General Audience, Francis Remembers Two Upcoming World Days

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At the conclusion of today’s General Audience, Pope Francis remembered that two important international days fall this weekend.
“In the coming days two important days promoted by the United Nations take place: International Anti-Corruption Day on Dec. 9, and Human Rights Day on Dec. 10.”
Saying they are two closely connected realities, he noted, “corruption is the negative aspect to combat, beginning with the personal conscience and being vigilant of areas of civilian life, especially for those most at risk.”
“Human rights is the positive aspect, to be promoted even more decisively, so that nobody is excluded from the effective recognition of the fundamental rights of the human person.”
Pope Francis concluded, praying, “May the Lord sustain us in this double commitment.”

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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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