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Pope Francis' speech to UN loaded with social issues

Pope Francis became the fourth Pope to speak at the United Nations, and he delivered a clear message.

He started by asking that the most powerful limit themselves so that the weakest are not subject to their whims. The request was directed especially toward financial institutions.

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"The International Financial Agencies should care for the sustainable development of countries and should ensure that they are not subjected to oppressive lending systems.�

He explained that those who posses a tendency toward selfishness or unlimited power will not worry about abusing the environment or people who oppose their interests. Thus, he said it's necessary to take special care of the environment and the most vulnerable.

POPE FRANCIS

"That is why their rights must be forcefully affirmed, by working to protect the environment and by putting an end to exclusion.�

He recalled the three famous rights that he defended during his trip to Bolivia: housing, work, and land. The Pope then listed other basic human rights.

POPE FRANCIS

"Housing, dignified and properly remunerated employment, adequate food and drinking water; religious freedom and, more generally, spiritual freedom and education.�

He called all governments to remember that their actions will always affect real men and women. Speaking before the Nobel Prize Winner Malala, he said women especially had a right to education.

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