Pope in Thailand speaks of child prostitution: “Children disfigured in their dignity”

Pope in Thailand speaks of child prostitution: “Children disfigured in their dignity”

In the homily of the mass at the National Stadium in Bangkok in front of 60 thousand faithful, Pope Francis spoke of the scourge of prostitution, including minors, in Thailand. The Pontiff addressed a particular thought to “those boys, girls and women exposed to prostitution and trafficking, disfigured in their most authentic dignity”.

The scourge of prostitution, including minors, in Thailand was the topic at the center of the homily of Pope francesco, which is traveling in the country. “I am thinking in particular of those boys, girls and women exposed to prostitution and trafficking, disfigured in their most authentic dignity”, said Pope Bergoglio in the homily of the mass celebrated at the National Stadium in Bangkok in front of about 60,000 faithful. And then he spoke of “those young slaves of drugs and nonsense that ends up obscuring their gaze and burning their dreams”, to migrants “stripped of their homes and their families”. And then to the many others who “may feel forgotten, orphaned, abandoned”. And again “to exploited fishermen, to ignored beggars”. All of these, Pope Francis stressed, “are part of our family, they are our mothers and our brothers”. Hence the Pope’s appeal: not to deprive “our communities of their faces, their wounds, their smiles, their lives” and not to deprive “their wounds and their wounds of the merciful anointing of the love of God”.

The scourge of child prostitution in Thailand – According to data provided by the Thai National Commission for Women, the total number of prostitutes under the age of 18 in Thailand is estimated to be between 30,000 and 35,000. The Pope also spoke to the political leaders of Thailand about the scourge of prostitution. “I think of those women and children of our time who are particularly wounded, raped and exposed to all forms of exploitation, slavery, violence and abuse”, she said before the Mass, adding: “I express my gratitude to the Thai government for its efforts to eradicate this scourgeas well as to all the people and organizations that work tirelessly to eradicate this evil and offer a path of dignity “.

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