Pope calls for peace and justice for women victims of violence

In the Catholic Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin, Francisco prayed for women and children. | Photo: EFE

Pope Francis called for peace, justice and love for women who are victims of violence in the world as well as for children who are forced to perform inhumane work.

“We must think about the fate of women who are slaves to the arrogance of the powerful and forced into labor children” inhuman “warned Monday from the window of the Vatican, moments before praying the Angelus on the feast of the assumption of the Virgin.

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The pope lamented that some women are forced to surrender in body and spirit to the greed of men.

He also commented that this call does with so many painful situations that occur today.

Francisco stressed the need to arrive “as soon as possible the beginning of a life of peace, justice, love, where you finally feel gripped by hands that do not humiliate them, but gently raise them and them leading to heaven. ”

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One in three women in the world, ie 35 percent of them have suffered physical and / or sexual your partner or others at some point in their lives, according to an analysis in January 2016 by the World Health Organization Health Organization (WHO), the London School of Hygiene and Tropical London and the Medical Research Council Medicine.
The study was based on data from more than 80 countries. In most of these cases, abuses are committed by the couple. Worldwide, about a third (30 percent) of women have been victims of their spouses and 38 percent of the murders of females are also perpetrated by their partner.


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By: Telesur – ych – EP