Pope says indigenous people must have final say about their land | Environment | The Guardian
Francis echoes growing body of international law and standards on the right to ‘prior and informed consent’
"Last week... Francis, the first Pope from Latin America, struck a rather different note – for indigenous peoples around the world, for land rights, for better environmental stewardship. He said publicly that indigenous peoples have the right to 'prior and informed consent.' In other words, nothing should happen on – or impact – their land, territories and resources unless they agree to it."
I agree completely – but I wonder if it has occurred to him that such rights also extend to indigenous Europeans...?