Pope Condemns Commercialisation Of The Other

Addressing participants today at a Vatican conference that is examining the implementation of the "Pastoral Orientations on Human Trafficking," Pope Francis lamented the "growth of individualism and egocentricity" in our times, that tend to consider others in a merely utilitarian perspective, attributing value to them according to criteria of convenience and personal advantage. This is essentially a question of a "tendency towards the commercialisation of the other," which the Pope said he has repeatedly denounced. He insisted that "among the most dramatic manifestations of this commercialisation is the trafficking in persons."

( Source: Vatican News )


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