Isaiah 3:13-15 NASB
¹³The Lord arises to contend, And stands to judge the people.
¹⁴The Lord enters into judgment with the elders and princes of His people, “It is you who have devoured the vineyard; The plunder of the poor is in your houses.
¹⁵”What do you mean by crushing My people, and grinding the face of the poor?” Declares the Lord God of hosts.
Although most countries have meanwhile conquered their political freedom, the nations are seldom economically free.
Equally rare is the number of those where social equality reigns, the indispensable condition for true charity, for peace cannot exist without justice.
The peoples of the Third World are the proletariat of humanity today.
Statement by 15 Catholic bishops from Third World countries