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Pope Benedict XVI: THE STATE MUST SUPPORT VICTIMS OF USURY

 VATICAN CITY, 1 JUL 2009 (VIS) –

Among his greetings at the end of the general audience, celebrated this morning in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope addressed representatives of the Italian National Anti-Usury Council, whom he thanked for the “important and much appreciated work you carry our with victims of this social blight.

 “My hope”, he added, “is that there be a renewed commitment on everyone’s part effectively to combat the devastating phenomenon of usury and extortion, which constitutes a humiliating form of slavery. On the part of the State may there be no lack of appropriate aid and support for families in difficulties who find the courage to denounce those who take advantage of their often tragic situation”.

AG/USURY HOLIDAYS/… VIS 090701 (210)

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Filed under: consumerism, Economic Policy, Market Place, Papal Teachings, Uncategorized

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