If Jesus were speaking today, he would adopt this new list below …
402. Globalization is causing the emergence of new faces of the poor in our peoples. With special attention and in continuity with our previous General Conferences, we focus our attention on the faces of the new excluded:
- victims of violence,
- displaced people and refugees,
- victims of human trafficking and kidnappings,
- the disappeared,
- people sick with HIV and endemic diseases, drug addicts,
- adults, boys and girls who are victims of prostitution, pornography and violence or of child labor,
- abused women,
- victims of exclusion and traffic for sexual exploitation,
- differently-abled people,
- large groups of unemployed men and women,
- those excluded by technological illiteracy,
- street people in large cities,
- the indigenous and Afro-Americans,
- landless peasants and miners.
Through its social ministry the Church should welcome and journey with these excluded people in the appropriate environments.
For deeper examination, an English translation of the 2007 document from the Aparecida Conference.