Vatican City, 08 April, 2022 / 4:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Addressing a group of Italian judges, lawyers, and politicians on Friday, Pope Francis said that the administration of justice requires recognizing the sacredness of human dignity.
“Throughout history there are different ways in which the administration of justice has established ‘what is due’: according to merit, according to need, according to ability, according to its usefulness,” the pope said in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall on April 8.
“For the biblical tradition, the duty is to recognize human dignity as sacred and inviolable,” he observed.
Francis talked to members of the High Council of the Judiciary, the self-governing institution responsible for the regulation of the judiciary in Italy, together with their families.
The pope spoke about the concept of justice as it is represented in classical art: as a blindfolded woman holding balancing scales.