Pope Francis: ‘Economy Must Serve People And Planet, Not Profits’

Devin Watkins

The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development hosted an online conference on Wednesday, in conjunction with the Vatican Covid-19 Commission and Deloitte, a multinational professional services network.

Entitled “Preparing the Future: Building a sustainable, inclusive, regenerative economy”, the event brought together leaders in the areas of business, finance, development economics, and academia.

Participants discussed the ways societies are being changed by the pandemic, and offered new economic models that give more value to nature, people, and society, according to a press release.

Science, Gospel, Solidarity
Pope Francis took part in Wednesday’s virtual event with a message sent to participants.

He repeated his insistence that “we will not emerge from this crisis the same”, and pointed to the role the Vatican Covid-19 Commission has in preparing that future.

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