Pope Francis, on November 30, 2020, sent a message to participants at the virtual meeting of judges who are members of the Committee for Social Rights of Africa and America, reported Vatican News.
“Dear Judges, (men and women), of Africa and America,” said the Pope. “I rejoice to be able to address these words to you before you begin the beautiful work you have proposed. I congratulate you on this initiative of thinking, decoding, and building the ‘new’ social justice.
The Pope commended them for taking a break from their regular work to reflect on this issue and highlighted that this practice will help them acquire a “more complete dimension of their mission and social responsibility”. He also noted that the event is a “healing balm” in a society that looks with a certain distrust and suspicion at those in power and their ability to decide what is right.