Pope gives Davos his blessing in message on wealth distribution

Pope Francis blessed the Davos World Economic Forum in a letter that urged the participants to push for greater wealth distribution.

22nd January, 2014
Pope Francis warned that economic success has also led to social exclusion

Pope Francis blessed the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, in a letter that urged the participants to push for greater wealth distribution and remedies to include those left behind.

“We must recognise the fundamental role that modern business activity has had” in improving global well-being, Francis said in the message, which was sent by e-mail today. “Nonetheless, the successes which have been achieved, even if they have reduced poverty for a great number of...

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