For Those who have Responsibility in Economic Matters: April Prayer Intention of Pope Francis
We are all invited to join with Pope Francis and his worldwide prayer network in praying this month's intention: For Those who have Responsibility in Economic Matters
The economy needs to be at the service of social justice, benefitting, above all, those who need it most. Those who have responsibility in economic matters must put it at the service of the common good.
Text of the April video:
'The economy cannot attempt only to increase profits by reducing the work force and thereby adding to the ranks of the excluded.
It must follow the path marked out by business leaders, politicians, thinkers, and leaders in society who place the human person in first place, and do everything possible to ensure that there are opportunities of dignified work.
Let us say “no” to an economy of exclusion, an economy that kills. And let us fight to achieve a “yes” to an economy that lets live because it shares, includes the poor, and uses profits to create communion.
Let us raise our voices together, asking that economists may have the courage to reject an economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths.'