Pope Francis is continuing on a path of becoming the most aggressive advocate for the poor and oppressed worldwide. The sincerity behind his feelings for the billions of people on the planet struggling to survive in the painful quicksand of poverty is likely to have more decent people than ever taking a serious look at what Catholicism has to offer for mankind. Euronews reported on Sept. 24, 2013, "Pope defends immigrant rights, denounces slave labor."
Pope Francis has urged countries to welcome and respect migrants and refugees and please refrain from treating them as “pawns on the chessboard of humanity." For the World Day of Migrants and Refugees Francis said that there should be changes in attitudes on the part of host countries. Francis has been making the defense of the poor and vulnerable a cornerstone of his papacy.
Al Jazeera has reported, "Pope Francis criticizes treatment of migrants as pawns." Francis has condemned slave labor and trafficking, as he has expanded upon his criticism of what he has referred to as a "throwaway culture." He has often denounced a modern society where people are often neglected and cast off as if they were useless.
Francis's feelings for the hurting poor and oppressed worldwide has the power to spark off a radical social and economic revolution on the planet. Such revolutionary changes could lead to directing more money towards adding value to human lives and their potential in a world which far too often simply never offers a fair chance for far too many people to lead healthy, productive and happy lives.