The Vatican calls for the creation of an inclusive economy
In a statement to the Trust and Integrity 2014 Forum, His Eminence, Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Tukson, President of the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace, said that the teaching of Pope Francis is not at odds with the market economy. It is in favour of an economy that is defined by the needs of the common good. 'This requires overcoming the exclusive emphasis on short-term profit and on money, as well as rejecting the autocracy of markets and of unbridled financial speculation,' he stated.
The statement was made in response to a request to the Vatican made by: Cristina Bignardi, Mohan Bhagwandas and Don de Silva, members of the Trust and Integrity in the Global Economy (TIGE) organising committee.