Pope to Davos: consider human dignity, common good

Originally posted on CNS Blog:

In a message to economic and political leaders meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Pope Francis urges attention to ethical considerations that he says are often ”little more than an afterthought” for them.

His message, just released by the Vatican, highlights world hunger and the plight of refugees. It also calls for a ”new political and business mentality … capable of guiding all economic and financial activity within the horizon of an ethical approach which is truly humane.”

Here are some key passages:

 Those who have demonstrated their aptitude for being innovative and for improving the lives of many people by their ingenuity and professional expertise can further contribute by putting their skills at the service of those who are still living in dire poverty. …

Such men and women are able to serve more effectively the common good and to make the goods of this world…

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