Clean wa­ter a ‘hu­man right’

The Press and Journal (North-East) - - WORLD NEWS -

Pope Fran­cis has said ac­cess to clean wa­ter is a hu­man right and it is “enor­mously shame­ful” that mil­lions of peo­ple get sick and die each year for lack of it.

In a mes­sage to a wa­ter man­age­ment con­fer­ence yes­ter­day, Fran­cis lamented that war, cor­rup­tion and fi­nan­cial in­ter­ests of­ten get in the way of pro­vid­ing uni­ver­sal ac­cess to clean wa­ter.

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