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Nobel Laureates at the General Audience of Pope Francis: delivered the Declaration on Human Fraternity

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  • At the end of the General Audience on Wednesday, December 6, Pope Francis greeted 2021 Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa (Philippines), 2021 Nobel Physics Prize winner Giorgio Parisi (Italy), and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkul Karman (Yemen). The “Declaration on Human Fraternity” was delivered to the Holy Father, also on behalf of the more than 30 Nobel Laureates and international organizations that – with them – drafted and signed the document in June 2023, during the World Meeting on Human Fraternity #notalone. The delegation, which attended Wednesday’s General Audience, was accompanied by Cardinal Mauro Gambetti, Archpriest of St. Peter’s Basilica and President of the Fratelli tutti Foundation. (Pictured with the three Nobel Laureates at the end of the General Audience with the Holy Father)

    The symbolic gesture represents a first step that will begin the presentation of the document in other areas of the planet.

    The Nobel laureates had participated on June 10, 2023 in the #notalone Meeting, organized by the Fratelli tutti Foundation. On that occasion they had signed the “Declaration on Human Fraternity” in St. Peter’s Square. The document, drafted by them during the morning’s work at the Chancery Palace, had been signed for the Holy See by Card. Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State.

    Reading the Declaration, worldwide, representing all the others, were Nobel laureates Nadia Murad and Muhammad Yunus: “to hatred we respond with love,” they wrote, with a commitment to “create societies of peace,” to “unify the earth stained by the blood of violence and hatred, social inequalities and corruption of the heart. We want to shout it to the world in the name of fraternity: no more war! It is peace, justice, equality that will guide the destiny of all humanity.”

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