Pope Francis calls for another economy: ‘Development is inclusive or it is not development’
Pope Francis returned to the theme of the economy needed for today and the future at the conference organised by the Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation entitled “Inclusive growth to eradicate poverty and promote sustainable development and peace”
Ethics and Economy, Pope Francis: The Other is Brother before Customer
At this meeting, which took place between 6 and 8 October at the Palazzo della Cancelleria in the Vatican, Pope Francis once again resounded his heartfelt call for an economy that reflects the fundamental values of ethics.
In his speech, he referred to the words of Paul VI, who in Populorum Progressio pointed to development as being aimed at every man and the whole man.
And with respect to the gaze to be dedicated to others, he said, “Inclusive growth finds its starting point in a gaze that is not turned in on itself, free from the search for profit maximisation.
“This is why the future calls for a new gaze, and each person in his or her own small way is called upon to be a promoter of this different way of looking at the world, starting from the people and situations he or she lives in daily life,” he added.
The other who is brother, sister, person before being a customer.
The mental passage that the Holy Father asks us to make.