Vatican City, Sep 4, 2020 / 03:00 am America/Denver (CNA).
Pope Francis told heads of state and business leaders Friday that human dignity and “ecological conversion” ought to shape the future of Europe’s economy.
“The human person must take its rightful place at the heart of our educational, healthcare, social and economic policies,” Pope Francis said in a message to participants in an economics forum taking place near Lake Como, in northern Italy, Sept. 4-5.
“Economics ought to become the expression of a care and concern that does not exclude but seeks to include, that does not demean but seeks to uplift and give life. A care and concern that refuses to sacrifice human dignity to the idols of finance, that does not give rise to violence and inequality, and that uses financial resources not to dominate but to serve,” the pope said.
The forum, organized by The European House – Ambrosetti, is being held at the Villa d’Este on the shore of Lake Como in Cernobbio.
The European House – Ambrosetti is an Italian think tank and management consulting group. Its annual forum on “Intelligence on the World, Europe, and Italy” draws government representatives and business leaders together to discuss the European economic outlook.