Monday, June 28, 2004

Holy Father Calls for a Worldwide Ban on Torture

The Pope called for a worldwide ban on torture during his weekly comments to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square. The remarks came on the heels of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (Saturday). Thanks to for the report:

John Paul pressed for a "common commitment of institutions and citizens to completely ban" what he called an "intolerable violation of human rights." He said acts of torture are "radically contrary to the dignity of man."

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