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READ: Full transcript of Pope Francis’ powerful speech to United Nations General Assembly

Posted at 11:57 AM, Sep 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-25 12:34:14-04

NEW YORK — In a historic speech at the United Nations before the largest ever gathering of world leaders, Pope Francis on Friday championed protecting the environment from abuse and war, derided powerful countries for a “selfish and boundless thirst” for money, and condemned human trafficking and the drug trade.

The full transcripts of his address — one of 18 he’ll deliver during his trip to the United States — are embedded below, in both English and Spanish.

UN General Assembly address – English

Speech to UN staff – English

UN General Assembly address – Spanish

Speech to UN staff – Spanish