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“We must help each other to free the horizon of the sacred from the dark clouds of violence and fundamentalism,” Francis said in a message the Vatican said the Pope wrote on September 7.

The Pope denounced that around 5,000 people have been killed in places of worship around the world over the past 40 years. François described this as an outbreak of violence “which exploits the sacred”.

“As religious leaders, I believe that we must above all serve the truth and declare what is even when it is wrong, without fear or pretense, even and especially when it is committed by those who profess to follow the same. credo than us, ”says François.

The pontiff called to unite our forces to “fight the religious illiteracy which permeates all cultures: it is a generalized ignorance which reduces the experience of belief to slogans”.

François declared: “Above all, we must educate, promote an equitable, united and integral development which increases the opportunities of schooling and education, because where poverty and ignorance reign without control, fundamentalist violence takes hold. easier.

The Bologna Forum drew participants from the Group of 20 countries, a group of nations that together account for around 80% of the world’s gross domestic product. Italy currently holds the rotating presidency of the G-20.

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