Port Louis, Mauritius, Sep 9, 2019 / 07:12 am
Do not let economic development in Mauritius be at the expense of the country's young, poor, and environment, Pope Francis told authorities, civil society, and diplomats Monday.
"Since its independence, your country has experienced a steady economic development that should certainly be a reason to rejoice, but also to be on guard," the pope said Sept. 9, at the presidential palace in the capital city of Port Louis.
"In the present context," he said, "it appears that economic growth does not always profit everyone," especially the young.
"That is why I would like to encourage you to promote an economic policy focused on people and in a position to favour a better division of income, the creation of jobs and the integral promotion of the poor," he stated.