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× Pope Francis: Safe drinking water is a human right, not merchandise

VATICAN CITY --- Pope Francis has affirmed that access to clean water is a human right and that it's "enormously shameful" that millions of people get sick and die each year for lack of it.


In a message to a water management conference on Thursday, the Pope lamented that war, corruption, and financial interests often get in the way of providing universal access to clean water for all.