Vatican City, Jan 7, 2019 / 11:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Upholding the dignity of the human person, and the rule of law, are essential for good politics, Pope Francis said Monday to the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See.

Such politics promote the common good and establish and maintain peace between nations, he said, by considering “the transcendent dimension of the human person, created in the image and likeness of God.”

The pope made his annual address to the diplomatic corps Jan. 7 in the Vatican’s Sala Regia.

“Respect for the dignity of each human being is thus the indispensable premise for

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