Vatican City, Dec 2, 2019 / 10:59 am
Catholic business owners have both a grave responsibility and an opportunity to promote the Church's social teaching in a difficult atmosphere, Pope Francis told young entrepreneurs Monday.
"I am well aware that it is not easy, in everyday life, to reconcile the needs of the faith and the social teaching of the Church with the needs and constraints imposed by the laws of the market and of globalization," he said in the Vatican's apostolic palace Dec. 2.
"But," he continued, "I believe that the evangelical values that you want to implement in directing your companies, as well as in the many relationships you have in your activities, are the occasion of a genuine and irreplaceable Christian witness."
Pope Francis met with the delegation of French business leaders during a pilgrimage they are making to Rome. "It is a joy for me to encounter this desire that is in you to follow the teachings of the Gospel," he said.