Many indeed are the afflictions. All those immigrants, forced to leave their own
homelands and to risk their lives, lose their lives, or survive only to find doors barred
and their brothers and sisters in our human family more concerned with political
advantage and power! All that fear and prejudice! All those people, and especially
those children who die each day for lack of water, food and medicine! All that poverty
and destitution! All that violence directed against the vulnerable and against women!
All those theatres of war both declared and undeclared. All that innocent blood spilled
daily! All that inhumanity and brutality around us! All those persons who even today
are systematically tortured in police custody, in prisons and in refugee camps in
various parts of the world!