Society ensures social justice by providing the conditions
that allow associations and individuals to obtain their
Respect for the human person considers the other “an
other self.” It presupposes respect for the fundamental
rights that flow from the dignity intrinsic of the
The equality of men concerns their dignity as persons
and the rights that flow from it.
The differences among persons belong to God’s plan,
who wills that we should need one another. These
differences should encourage charity.
The equal dignity of human persons requires the effort
to reduce excessive social and economic inequalities.
It gives urgency to the elimination of sinful
Solidarity is an eminently Christian virtue. It practices
the sharing of spiritual goods even more than material