According to this religious leader, discrimination against these people is still possible in a church with “lacking spiritual care”.
Rome. (European media).- The Pope condemned the stigmatization of persons with disabilities as “foreigners” in society and condemned discrimination that they faced due to prejudice and ignorance.
Pope Francis stated: “Continuing to consider disability-which results from the interaction between social obstacles and the limitations of each individual-as though it were a disease will cause their lives and increase stigma towards them.
Francisco took into consideration these factors, given that the United Nations was established in 1992 and celebrated Disability Day every December 3.
The Pope believes that discrimination against these people continues to “exist at all levels” of social life. There is also a “lack” of spiritual care in church and sometimes it can lead to refusals to receive the sacraments. ”. Catholic Church Catechism It is clear that there can be no form of rejection.
He stated in this context that persons with disabilities were “full members” of the church community and that everyone is not discriminated against. You can sigh, “I am the Church!” For the pope, it was written by the pope. In other words, the church is not a perfect group but a disciple who follows the Lord and asks for forgiveness.
Francisco stressed the difficulties people with disabilities face during the pandemic, and said that they have “special obstacles” in the world of persons with disabilities. Pope refers “long staying home, distance learning or unsafe services”.
This is how he views the people who are in the “housing centre” and the pain that comes with being separated from loved ones. “In these places, the virus is very violent, and despite the staff’s hard work, it has caused too many victims. Know that the pope and the church approach you in a special way, with love and gentleness,” he concluded . .