Vatican City, Dec 10, 2011 / 11:57 am
Pope Benedict XVI has praised the Catholic cooperative movement for helping humanize the world of economics and business.
At the heart of the cooperative experience, said the Pope, is a “commitment to harmoniously order the individual and community dimensions.”
“It is the concrete expression of the solidarity and subsidiarity that the social doctrine of the Church has always promoted between the person and the state.”
The Pope’s remarks came in his address to a delegation from the Confederation of Italian Cooperatives and the Italian Federation of Cooperative Credit Banks, who met with him at the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace Dec. 10.