Child labour is a "scourge" that stifles the joys of childhood: Pope Francis

Pope Francis had in a tweet on United Nations World Day Against Child Labour, cautioned the ones who push children to hazarduous tasks, and thereby taking away from them, the joys of childhood.

The World Day Against Child Labour was instituted by UN's International Labour Organization (ILO) in 2002 to curtail the effects of child labour on a global level.

“A serene childhood allows children to look forward with confidence to life and the future.” “Woe to those who stifle their joyful impulse of hope!”, Pope said in his tweet.

During General audience last year on World Day Against Child Labour, Pope had termed the employment of children in domestic work as “true slavery”.

“All children,” he said, “must be able to play, study, pray and grow in their own families, and this in a harmonious context of love and serenity,” he was quoted to have said.

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