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Stop exploiting Africa!, Pope Francis demands



Kathleen N. Hattrup - published on 02/08/23

In the collective unconscious there is the idea, “Africa must be exploited”: Enough of this!

Pope Francis is urging the powers of the world to allow Africa the dignity it deserves.

On this February 8, at the general audience, he gave a round-up of his trip last week to DRC and South Sudan.

He lamented that Africa is a “continent that has been colonized, exploited, plundered.”

In the face of all this I said two words. The first is negative: “Enough!” Stop exploiting Africa! I have said several times that in the collective unconscious there is [the idea], “Africa must be exploited”: Enough of this! I have said that.

The second word is positive: together, together with dignity, all together, and with mutual respect, together in the name of Christ, our hope, to go forward. Do not exploit, and go forward together.

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