Pope decries cancer of corruption in Latin America

Posted May 10, 2017 10:52 am by Editor

(Vatican Radio) Corruption is “like a cancer” that consumes the daily life of people across Latin America, Pope Francis has told bishops.

In a letter to the Latin American Episcopal Conference (CELAM) at the start of their general assembly, the Pope decried corruption as “one of the most serious sins that plagues our continent today”.

The Pope reiterated his call to the bishops gathering in El Salvador to walk more closely with people, especially those on the peripheries, and to renew their hope.

Pope Francis wrote: “Corruption devastates lives by submerging them in the most extreme poverty. It’s a corruption which destroys entire

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