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2237. Political authorities are obliged to respect the fundamental rights of the human person. They will dispense justice humanely by respecting the rights of everyone, especially of families and the disadvantaged.

The political rights attached to citizenship can and should be granted according to the requirements of the common good. They cannot be suspended by public authorities without legitimate and proportionate reasons. Political rights are meant to be exercised for the common good of the nation and the human community.


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

528. What is forbidden by the ninth commandment?

402. What is the relationship between the person and society?

56. How do we collaborate with divine Providence?

342. Are all obliged to get married?

280. In what way is the Eucharist a memorial of the sacrifice of Christ?

79. What is the Good News for humanity?

53. Why was the world created?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What does 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 teach us about generosity and prosperity?

What does the Bible say about divine justice in Deuteronomy 32:4?

What is God’s judgment on corruption and oppression according to Micah 3:1-4?

What can we learn about the theology of suffering from the story of Job described in Job 1:1-22?

What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus?

What does it mean to love your neighbor as yourself according to James 2:8, and why is it important?

How is prayer seen in the Psalms as an expression of dependence on God?

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