Righteous people work for the good of all, pope says

While giving each person his or her due is fundamental for justice, the virtue of justice is not concentrated on the individual in isolation but on ensuring the common good of all, Pope Francis said.

Justice "is represented allegorically by scales, because it

Rule of law protects democracy, Pope says in message

If upholding a nation's laws is dependent on the politics of those in power or on their opinion about who is and is not deserving of protection, then democracy and justice are threatened, Pope Francis said.

"Only the law can constitute the indispensable