Child labour is slavery says pope (6)

Govts must intervene to stop scourge says Francis

(ANSA) - Vatican City, June 10 - Child labour is slavery, Pope Francis said Wednesday urging governments to intervene to stop this "scourge".
    He said "it deprives boys and girls of their childhood".
    Francis said that "in the present situation of health emergency, in many countries boys and girls are forced into work that is not suited to their age, to help their families in conditions of extreme poverty.
    "In many cases it is a form of slavery and detention.
    "I appeal to the institutions so that they may make every effort to protect minors".


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