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Pope warned against violent models in message to Argentine judges

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Buenos Aires, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis today defended the role of the State in the preservation of social justice, while warning against dehumanizing and violent models, in a message addressed to Argentine judges which was released here.

In a video screened at the inauguration of the headquarters of the Pan-American Committee of Judges for Social Rights and Franciscan Doctrine, the Supreme Pontiff expressed his concern for the existence of ‘millions of denied and discarded poor’ and pointed out that in order to exercise power it is not enough to have the legitimacy of origin, but it is necessary to maintain it.

Social rights are not free.

The wealth to sustain them is available, but it requires adequate, rational and equitable political decisions.

The State, today more important than ever, is called upon to exercise this central role of redistribution and social justice,’ he said.

The market and profit are false deities that lead us to dehumanization and the destruction of the planet.

History has shown this on many sad occasions,’ he added.

He also assured that there is no future, development, justice or democracy in a world where millions of children eat daily only the waste of those who do consume.

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