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Pope Francis targets corruption in politics ahead of final Peru mass

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Pope Francis smiles at the crowd from the popemobile as he leaves the Senor de los Milagros Sanctuary in Lima, after a private meeting with contemplative nuns, on January 21, 2018, the final day of a visit to Peru and Chile
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Pope Francis took a tough stand against political corruption on Sunday, hours before wrapping up his Latin American trip with a mass at an air base before a million faithful.

“There are exceptions. But by and large, Latin America’s political culture is sicker than it is healthy,” the pontiff told bishops from across Peru, a country that has seen its political parties and presidents plagued by dishonesty and graft.
“What is wrong with Peru, that when one finishes being president one ends up behind bars?” Francis wondered aloud.
“(Ollanta) Humala, is in jail, (Alejandro) Toledo is in jail (living in US awaiting extradition);(Alberto) Fujimori was detained until just now; Alan Garcia, isn’t sure if he’s in or out: What is wrong morally?” he asked.
Leaders of other Latin American nations have also been accused of graft.
“If we let ourselves be led by people who only speak the language of corruption, we are done for,” the Argentinian pontiff warned, using a popular Peruvian slang term and earning some laughter.
Nuns await for the arrival of Pope Francis inside the Senor de los Milagros Sanctuary, in Lima on January 21, 2018, before the pontiff held mass with a million faithful at the end of his tour to Peru and Chileplay

Nuns await for the arrival of Pope Francis inside the Senor de los Milagros Sanctuary, in Lima on January 21, 2018, before the pontiff held mass with a million faithful at the end of his tour to Peru and Chile

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Earlier Sunday, the 81-year-old pope delivered a homily to 500 nuns, and met with bishops.
The pontiff on Saturday had urged Latin America’s faithful to fight rampant violent crime against women, comments which came during a mass in Peru’s largest northern city of Trujillo.
“I wish to invite you to combat a plague across our Latin American region: the numerous cases of violent crimes against women, from beatings to rape to murder,” Francis told the crowd.
Half of the 25 countries with the greatest number of murders of women are in Latin America, according to the UN Women agency.
While in Peru, the pope railed against “great business interests” for endangering the Amazon and its indigenous people and lashed out again at corruption in politics.
“There is so much damage done by this… thing that infects everything,” Francis said. “And it’s always the poorest and the environment that get the short end of the stick.”
On Friday, he sounded a stark warning about the future of the rainforest and indigenous tribe members, saying they had “never been so threatened.”
Thousands of indigenous people had traveled to meet the pontiff from throughout the Amazon basin region of Peru, Brazil and Bolivia to meet the pope in the Peruvian city of Puerto Maldonado.
Francis began his Latin American visit in Chile last Monday.
There, he highlighted the plight of vulnerable immigrants, apologized to victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests, prayed with survivors of Augusto Pinochet‘s brutal dictatorship, and called for protection of Chile’s persecuted indigenous people.

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L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)

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A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .

They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.

According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.

The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.

He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.

When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.

But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.

Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.

“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.

Watch the Video HERE

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)

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A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.

The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.

Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:

This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.

what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.

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“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products

The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.

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The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.

Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:

His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
@MBuhari
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!

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