Hamburg, Germany, Jul 7, 2017 / 09:44 am
Pope Francis sent a message to leaders of the world's economy gathered for the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, reminding them of the responsibility they have to care for those not represented at the summit.
The G20 Summit is annual meeting of heads of state and finance from the leaders of the world's economy. While only 20 countries are members, they represent 85 percent of the world's GDP and two-thirds of it's population.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is hosting this year's G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany from July 7-8. The summit has been met this year with small but significant groups of mostly anti-capitalist protesters, who among other things are protesting the meeting of U.S. President Donald Trump with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
In his address to the leaders, Pope Francis reflected on four key themes, starting with "time is greater than space," at which point he told the group to consider effective solutions for the immigration crisis that has hit Europe and the Middle East in the past several years. Immigration was already listed on the agenda of the G20 group, for which the Pope said he was thankful.