Pope Francis Urges Global Audience to Listen, Love, and Heal Drug Addicts’ Stories at Vatican Address

Pope Francis Urges Global Audience to Listen, Love, and Heal Drug Addicts’ Stories at Vatican Address

Pope Francis, addressing a crowd at the Vatican’s General Audience, emphasized the individuality of every drug addict’s story.

He urged listeners to empathize, understand, and love those struggling with addiction, emphasizing their inherent dignity as children of God.

Since its establishment in 1987, the United Nations has marked the World Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, with this year’s theme focused on the imperative to “invest in prevention.”

Reflecting on St. John Paul II’s 1987 condemnation of drug trafficking, Pope Francis highlighted its devastating effects on communities, depleting moral strength, and diminishing societal values.

Pope Francis’s Prayer for Transformation

In a poignant moment, Pope Francis prayed for the conversion of drug traffickers, condemning their actions as criminal and murderous while urging for their spiritual redemption.

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