The terrorist attacks in France aren’t just about “religion” – they also involve a whole series of intricate historical, geopolitical and economic factors
Ireland and Wales are the only countries in Europe to have imposed bans on public worship in the second wave of the pandemic
Ecumenical delegation urges German Presidency of EU Council to solidarity, speed in recovery plan: “A delay would negatively affect the most vulnerable members of our societies”
November 19-21 online summit presented today in the Vatican now “largest movement of young economists and business people in the world”
Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon expresses “great shock and agony” at “cold-hearted” incarceration of elderly Indian Indigenous rights activist Stan Swamy SJ
Development charity denounces more than half a trillion dollars of pandemic recovery money going to carbon-intensive industries
“The socio-environmental crisis cannot be overcome within the framework of the current system which idolises money”, they warn after meeting with Vatican officials
“It is striking the lack of imagination of the traditionalist sector of the Church in labelling as communist everything that does not fall within the dogmas of economic neoliberalism”
Urges member states of Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to implement Pope Francis’ integral ecology, “an integrated approach to combating poverty, restoring dignity to the excluded and protecting nature”
“This new encyclical is a call for a new way of living human relations: not only on paper, not only by words, but with our daily actions”, says COMECE secretary general Fr. Manuel Barrios Prieto
Dr. Margarita Starkeviciute says she agrees with pontiff “that it is necessary to pay more attention to social factors” in markets
Academics interpret Francis’ welcoming of business activity, condemnation of corruption as evidence of his support for eco-social market economy
“Economic development has not reduced the gap between the rich and the poor”, laments leader of world’s Orthodox. “Rather, it has prioritised profit, to the detriment of the weak, and contributes to the exacerbation of environmental problems”
“Although current levels of food production are more than sufficient to feed the world’s population, food is not where it should be and one in nine lacks access to daily meals”, decries Archbishop Gabriele Caccia
Deplore the “ongoing injustice” of money needed for COVID-19 prevention and treatment “still being diverted to debt repayments”
Archbishop Víctor Manuel Fernández of La Plata in Argentina says it is “nonsense” to attribute to Francis contempt for all business and support for welfarism
“The world will be destroyed by politics without principles, by wealth without work, by business without ethics”, warns Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, quoting Gandhi
Doing away with inequality “requires more than economic growth”, insists Holy See Permanent Observer to UN in New York Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia
Bishop José Ornelas of the Setúbal diocese takes aim at businesses and politicians “unremorseful in using suffering and confusion to draw political and economic dividends”
What newspapers of reference choose not to notice reveals the values they defend
“The Church has to be courageous. It has to live off what everyone else lives off: not off religious belief, but off work and productiveness”
“No company should be able to disregard or circumvent human rights to gain profit or competitive advantages”, clamour the Catholic and Reformed Churches
The promotion of a “clean finance in which the ‘merchants’ are prevented from speculating in that sacred ‘temple’ which is humanity” is a cause “particularly dear to my heart”, Pope Francis said on Thursday to evaluators of the Moneyval Programme visiting the Vatican for an inspection.
The new encyclical of Pope Francis, signed on October 3rd on the tomb of Francis of Assisi in the city of Assisi, will be a landmark in the social doctrine of the Church.
A leading economist has taken aim at the capitalist system for the economic crisis surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, citing its “unique incapacity” to respond effectively to the outbreak and protect public health.
The talking points on the new encyclical Fratelli tutti (‘Brothers all’) that the Vatican has provided for Spanish-speaking bishops refute the claim that the Pope is a “socialist” or a “communist”.