At the opening of the Season of Creation, Pope Francis stressed the inextricable link between caring for our home and the way our economy works.
“Why do those who are different from us frighten us so much?”, Pope Francis has deplored in a preface to a new book on peace.
The Catholic aid, development and social justice organisation CIDSE (Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité) has backed Pope Francis’ call to the countries of the global North to repay the “ecological debt” they owe to the South after having “enriched themselves by exploiting the natural resources” of those poorer southern nations.
Pope Francis’ notion of the “polyhedron” has been hailed as a “fairer and more equitable” way to rethink globalisation post-COVID-19.
In a statement coordinated by CIDSE – the Catholic NGO for international cooperation for development and solidarity – 110 bishops and cardinals from all over the world have called on States to enforce corporate social responsibility, denouncing that “irresponsible companies are complicit in acts of violence and suffering”.
This year, due to the pandemic of the coronavirus, the Ecumenical Patriarchate was unable to send a delegation to the Church of Rome on the occasion of her Thronal Feast, the feast of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, on 29 June 2020.
“The ‘peace’ desired by some corresponds to the ‘war’ of others”, Pope Francis warned in Wednesday’s general audience, adding that, in our time – and due to the economic and financial pressures of globalisation – “a ‘piecemeal’ war is being fought on various fronts and in various ways”.
Vatican bodies have denounced the “selfishness and shortsightedness” of “uncoordinated” national responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pope Francis pleaded Thursday for an economy based on “inclusion, care for our common home, and the integral development of individuals and peoples”.
Pope Francis agitated February 5 for global economic reform, insisting that “a rich world can and must put an end to poverty”.
“We are abusing the Earth in an irresponsible and godless manner”, the head of the world’s Orthodox Christians, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, has denounced at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos.
The Archbishop of Turin, in Italy, has decried that in our globalised world “the profit of a few and the loneliness of many seem to prevail”.