The Pope has published the video with the intention of prayer for this month of April.
“Let us pray for those who risk their lives fighting for fundamental rights in dictatorships, in authoritarian regimes and even in democracies in crisis, so that they see that their sacrifice and their work bear abundant fruit,” he asks.
It explains that it refers to people who “actively oppose poverty, inequality, lack of work, land, housing, social and labor rights.”
“Fundamental human rights are often not the same for everyone. There are first, second, third and discarded people, “he explains.
“Every human being has the right to develop fully, and that basic right cannot be denied by any country,” he adds. But “in some places, defending people’s dignity can mean going to prison, even without trial. Or it can mean slander ”, he laments.