U.N. mission event looks at role women play in creating better world

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March 20, 2015

United-Nations-logoUNITED NATIONS (CNS) — As he opened a March 18 forum on Women Promoting Human Dignity, Archbishop Bernardito Auza said that “in the education of the heart, women are the world’s professors.”

The Holy See’s permanent observer to the United Nations said women have a “special brilliance” to care for the intrinsic dignity of all people, nurture others’ gifts and create a better world. This “feminine genius,” so named by St. John Paul II, manifests itself as solidarity with the vulnerable and the ability to see the dignity of each individual.

“Whenever we speak about human dignity, we are referring to the intrinsic worth of every person, no matter how young or old, rich or poor, strong or vulnerable, healthy or sick, wanted or undesired, economically productive or incapacitated, worldly influential or insignificant,” Archbishop Auza said. “Every human person has such an intrinsic worth that our only fitting response is love.”

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