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Pope Francis speaks during the general audience in the library of the Apostolic Palace Dec. 9, 2020.

Council for Inclusive Capitalism launches partnership with Vatican

The Council for Inclusive Capitalism launched a partnership with the Vatican on Tuesday, stating that it will be “under the... Read more

Pope Francis in the Vatican's apostolic library Nov. 11, 2020.

Pope Francis encourages young economists to learn from the poor

In a video message Saturday, Pope Francis encouraged young economists and entrepreneurs from around the world to bring Jesus to... Read more

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Pope Francis: Business management requires fair and clear conduct, not corruption

Pope Francis told a group of investment bankers Monday that fair conduct and transparency are essential in the field of... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass in Casa Santa Marta on April 2, 2020.

God will judge us by how we treated the poor, says Pope Francis

Many people suffering from poverty are victims of the “structural injustice” of today’s global economy, Pope Francis said in his... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square Oct. 23, 2019.

Pope Francis: Inclusive capitalism leaves no one behind

Pope Francis Monday called for the renewal and purification of economic models to be fair, trustworthy, and capable of extending... Read more

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL).

Marco Rubio calls for an ‘economics of the common good’ 

Senator Marco Rubio has called for “common good economics” ahead of a speech Tuesday on Catholic social teaching and the... Read more

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Professor: Catholic teaching invites us radically to reconsider the economy

Among the greatest gifts the Church has to offer the secular world is a profound understanding of happiness, which does... Read more

Pope Francis at the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development in Rome Feb. 14, 2019.

Pope Francis: 'Inequality is disastrous for the future of humanity'

Pope Francis spoke out about inequality, the environment, sustainable development and the elimination of poverty during his visit to the... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience March 14, 2018.

Speak out against injustice, Pope Francis says

God needs Christians to be his hands and feet on earth, and to speak out about injustice wherever it happens,... Read more

Analysis: The solid grounds of the CDF’s new economics document

The notion of “proximate immorality” is the most remarkable news in the just released text by the Congregation for the... Read more

The presentation of Oeconomicae et pecuniariae quaestiones at the Vatican, May 17, 2018.

Vatican offices urge re-calibration of financial markets

Two Vatican offices called Thursday for the development of new forms of economy and finance with  regulations directed to the... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on January 31, 2018.

Pope Francis: The Church cannot be silent about economic suffering

In the preface to a book on his economic thought, Pope Francis has written that the Gospel is not an... Read more

Vatican official laments lack of fair trade label for commercial fishing

An upcoming world congress by the Catholic organization Apostleship of the Sea will focus on the plight of fishermen, who... Read more

Pope Francis blesses the sick and disabled at the general audience at the Paul VI Hall in Vatican City on November 30, 2016.

Pope to global economic leaders: Remember the dignity of the human person

In an unprecedented event, Fortune 500 CEOs, members of the Time 100 and non-profit, academic, religious and labor leaders from... Read more

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As cost of EpiPen soars, what are the ethics of drug pricing?

Amidst national outrage over the steep cost hike of a potentially life-saving drug, questions have been raised about the market... Read more

Pope Francis at the Vatican on April 23, 2014.

You need to work toward an honest economy, Pope tells bankers

Pope Francis Saturday met with members of Italy's largest credit union, encouraging them to promote an economy that is rooted... Read more

About 7,000 members of the business group Confederazione Cooperative Italiane gathered in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall for an audience with Pope Francis Feb. 28, 2015.

Pope puts family at the center of social justice

In an audience with the Confederazione Cooperative Italiane (confederation of Italian co-operatives) Pope Francis called for the “globalization of solidarity” which... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square, Nov. 5, 2014.

For Pope Francis, loving concern for the poor is not communism

As Pope Francis stated in a recent interview that love for the poor is not communism, but the Gospel, one... Read more

Consumers have a social responsibility regarding slavery, Pope says

In his message for the 2015 World Day of Peace, released on Wednesday, Pope Francis has called for a global... Read more