Pope Francis Urges Focus on Ailing Democracy

Pope Francis Urges Focus on Ailing Democracy

Pope Francis has expressed concerns over the state of democracy, stating it is not in good health and many people feel excluded from the democratic process. Speaking at a Catholic convention in Trieste, Italy, the pontiff urged politicians to work together to build stronger societies and reduce voter apathy. He emphasized the need for meaningful dialogue over ideological partisanship and highlighted the damage caused by political corruption and illegality.

The 87-year-old pope, who has been dealing with health issues, also stressed the importance of teaching democratic values to children. This visit to Trieste marks his fourth trip within Italy in two months as he prepares for a 12-day journey across Asia, the longest of his papacy. The trip will include visits to Indonesia, Singapore, Papua New Guinea, and East Timor.

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