Holy Father Pope Francis while addressing the faithful of the northern Italian city of Cesena, where he had gone for his pastoral visit, conveyed a lesson on good governance of a city saying it essentially consists in all working together for common good with the help of good politics. His Holiness explained the significance of having a good political system in the country for its proper development and termed “good politics” as a friend and collaborator.

As reported by en.radiovaticana.va, Holy Father Pope Francis remarked that “Good politics harmonizes the legitimate aspirations of individuals and groups by holding the rudder firm in the interest of all citizens and this is the true face of politics and that is why the social doctrine of the Church considers it a noble form of charity.” Further, His Holiness added, “Healthy politics calls for greater involvement and inclusion of all leaving no one in the margins and such politics does not plunder and pollute natural resources that are not a bottomless pit but a treasure given us by God to be used with respect and intelligence.”

His Holiness reminded the young faithful of the country to prepare themselves by assuming right from the start, the perspective of the common good, rejecting any form of corruption even the least.