Mexico City (Agenzia Fides) - "We have heard the word corruption a lot in recent years. But who really dares to face it? It seems that it is easier to publish cartoons on the Internet, criticize it or represent it in films, rather than say "no" when it has to be said. "On Sunday, January 20, the weekly "Desde la Fe", published by the Archdiocese of Mexico, reflected on the theme of corruption.
The text recalls the words of Pope Francis, when a few months ago in a video said: "I am not afraid of sin, but I am afraid of corruption, because corruption is a vice of the soul and the body, and a corrupt man is so sure of himself that he cannot go back ".
"We are at a decisive moment to put an end to this evil in our country - says the weekly - which is contaminating the new generations. There are images of young assailants, of young murderers, who, as children, they forgot the grace to love, to respect and value the meaning of life".
"Corruption cannot be fought with silence", said Pope Francis, and the weekly continues: "We must talk about it, understand it to show the will to affirm mercy above meanness". We must unite in a cause that will not be easy, but it is urgent!".
The text therefore calls for "self-criticism in all social spheres, in politics, in business, in the Church itself and among citizens, to combat this evil", and concludes by saying: "This is a moment of crisis that requires us to follow the example of Jesus of Nazareth, who denounced the corruption of his time and gave witness to the path to follow". (CE) (Agenzia Fides, 22/01/2019)