Pope Francis’ vision of an inclusive global economy

by Archbishop Silvano Tomasi

Pope Francis. Photo: Catholic News Service
Repeated statements on the economy, at times with stinging words, mark the teaching of Pope Francis from the beginning of his pontificate. In His first Apostolic Exhortation Evagelii Gaudium in 2013 He sharply condemns  “an economy of exclusion and inequality.” He writes: “Just as the commandment “Thou shalt not kill” sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say “thou shalt not” to an economy of  exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills.”