Pope Francis: Rethinking development!

Pope Francis on Saturday addressed members of the Fondazione Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice concluding the their three-day conference here at the Vatican. Speaking to members of the organization, Pope Francis called attention to the theme of the conference: “Rethinking solidarity for employment: the challenges of the 21st century.” In light of the current economic crisis and the rapid spread of unemployment, the pope said “There is no worse form of material poverty… than that which makes it impossible to earn a living and which deprives someone of the dignity of work.” It is therefore not enough to help the poor, the Holy Father said, but we must reform the system at the global level in a way that is …

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