Pope's message to Sri Lankan bishops

“In the faces of the bereaved and dispossessed, we cannot fail to recognise the suffering face of Christ, and indeed it is he whom we serve when we show our love and compassion to those in need”. The Pope mentioned the young victims in particular: “The Christian community has a particular obligation to care for those children who have lost their parents as a result of the natural disaster. To these most vulnerable members of society the Kingdom of heaven belongs yet so often they are simply forgotten or shamelessly exploited as soldiers, labourers, or innocent victims in the trafficking of human beings. No effort should be spared to urge civil authorities and the international community to fight these abuses and to offer young children the legal protection they justly deserve.”.

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