Vatican City, May 2, 2019 / 10:01 am
Pope Francis called on nations to work toward a global common good Thursday, particularly in confronting climate change, human trafficking, and nuclear threats.
"In the current situation of globalization not only of the economy but also of technological and cultural exchanges, the nation state is no longer able to procure the common good of its population alone," Pope Francis told the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences May 2.
"The common good has become global and nations must associate for their own benefit," Francis said, noting that some nations today have "a spirit of opposition rather than cooperation."
The pope called "building the common good of humanity, a necessary and essential element for the world balance."